Now they are reuniting for a weekend away
Just like old times?
Through dance, video and live music, strangely familiar portrays a fictional group of thirtysomethings. Five apparently successful and happy people who once were inseparable friends. Now, years later, they spend a weekend together in a holiday house rekindling their old friendship. Strangely familiar magnifies the social dynamics of a group of friends and contrasts this with more intimate private encounters.
Choreographer Pia Meuthen worked with an existing group of friends to create strangely familiar. Individual interviews with the dancers form the basis for their underlying personal stories. The video images were created during a weekend away together, but the reality is subtly manipulated to form a new story. Read all about this project
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.