In Newbodies two dancers alongside two actors portray the choreography of Pia Meuthen and the text of playwright/director Dirk Groeneveld in a story inspired by the novel The Body from Hanif Kureishi.
Newbodies is situated on a chic island in the Mediterranean Sea. An older, successful writer and his wife have relocated there, so that he can work undisturbed on his new novel. It is a novel about the desire to be young, vital, sexual, unrestrained. He invents a second chance: the purchase of a ‘Newbody’.
His wife, who has always supported and adored him, asks herself: Who am I in your theatre of illusion? Let me take part. This once.
The dance, that penetrates this story is volatile, charged and dangerous. What the writer thinks, says and writes is expressed in the score of the movement. The dance deliberates. The dance delves deeper. As the pulse of the passion and imagination. As desire striving to take form.
‘Text and dance interact with the utmost inventiveness. A passage about pleasure is accompanied by an intimate duet on the floor. At that moment the married couple are standing apart and suddenly the dance is more than their fantasy alone but also their memory.’ (De Volkskrant).
‘The dance images are precise qua idea, realization and performance… Beautiful how the dance conveys the erotic to a, for most of us, unreachable level of unrestrained abandonment’ (Brabants Dagblad).
Signal in Kaunas
Kaunas in Lithaunia is Cultural Capital in 2022. In August we perform our landscape opera Signal the last weekend of 3 weeks ConTempo festival in the city heart, inviting people to go out in the rural countryside and experience this work.
The first weekend of July Neumünster Abbey houses the Rocking Chairs for a young audience at the Big Bang Festival, a festive ode to adventurous music and sound art.
Signal in Groede
At the core of this work is the connection between audience, sound and music, and the market square located in the old center of Groede, located in West Zeeland Flanders.
A Landscape That Is Us
We are very honored to be featured again at this wonderful festival with our new project 'A Landscape that is Us'. A new immersive experience in which we combine several techniques we developed for our deep practice in creative placemaking investigating and experimenting with sound, space and public engagement.
Signal at Dusk
For the Norfolk and Norwich Festival we have composed a new live performance version of our landscape opera Signal. Beginning at dusk our 4 sopranos lead the audience along the shoreline bidding farewell to the sun on the horizon and signalling the arrival of the night.
Great Yarmouth beach will be transformed with sound. S&VR’s bespoke digital technology and twenty long throw speakers create a unique audio experience enabling visitors to the installation to experience the vast seascape afresh and in their own way.