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Spring Re-Loaded 2 (8 Parts)

Synopsis
Recordings of contemporary dance performances from the 1995 Spring Loaded season held at The Place theatre, London. The two-camera live-mix version does not interpret the work but does capture the spontaneity of live performance. Each tape includes an interview with the choreographer.
1: ‘Anarkos’(? min): An exploration of a dissected notion of anarchy with whiplash phrases, riveting partnering and six dancers with unflagging energy.
2: ‘Sand’ and ‘Le dit des cheveux’ (74 min): A duet in the form of a journey of pure hell, and a new collaboration with French choreographer Sidonie Rochon.
3: ‘Falling Light’ and ‘As the World Dies the Eyes of God Grow Bigger’ (53 min): Two dances featuring choreography by Charles Linehan and music from Nye Parry and Purcell’s harpsicord suites.
4: ‘Dangerous when Wet’ and ‘Sweet Boy’ (? min): Two dances bringing together the work of musician Daniel Weaver, fashion designers AD Clothing and set designer Madeleine Morris.
5: ‘Swinger’ (85 min): A dance combining intellect and eroticism.
6: ‘Geisha’ (? min): A piece of dance theatre looking at the place of role play in our lives and how it defines our identity. Designed by Simon Dormon, with a score by French composer Alain Baumann.
7: ‘Sightlines’ (? min): An athletic dance with grappling holds, flying lifts and interlocking contours.
8: ‘Special Request’, ‘Foot ‘n’ Vibes’ and ‘Mercy, Mercy, Mercy’ (35 min): Three contrasting but complementary pieces which present dance in close collaboration with a variety of music styles from African music and New Orleans marching bands to jazz tap and hip-hop.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1996
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
Dance
Keywords
modern dance

Sections

Title
Random Dance Company
Synopsis
1: 'Anarkos'(? min): An exploration of a dissected notion of anarchy with whiplash phrases, riveting partnering and six dancers with unflagging energy.

Title
Bi Ma Dance Company and Compagnie Anonyme
Synopsis
2: 'Sand' and 'Le dit des cheveux' (74 min): A duet in the form of a journey of pure hell, and a new collaboration with French choreographer Sidonie Rochon.

Title
Scalectrix
Synopsis
3: 'Falling Light' and 'As the World Dies the Eyes of God Grow Bigger' (53 min): Two dances featuring choreography by Charles Linehan and music from Nye Parry and Purcell's harpsicord suites.

Title
Claire Russ Ensemble
Synopsis
4: 'Dangerous when Wet' and 'Sweet Boy' (? min): Two dances bringing together the work of musician Daniel Weaver, fashion designers AD Clothing and set designer Madeleine Morris.

Title
Yolande Snaith Theatredance
Synopsis
5: 'Swinger' (85 min): A dance combining intellect and eroticism.

Title
Motionhouse Dance Theatre
Synopsis
6: 'Geisha' (? min): A piece of dance theatre looking at the place of role play in our lives and how it defines our identity. Designed by Simon Dormon, with a score by French composer Alain Baumann.

Title
Mark Baldwin Dance Company
Synopsis
7: 'Sightlines' (? min): An athletic dance with grappling holds, flying lifts and interlocking contours.

Title
JazzXchange
Synopsis
8: 'Special Request', 'Foot 'n' Vibes' and 'Mercy, Mercy, Mercy' (35 min): Three contrasting but complementary pieces which present dance in close collaboration with a variety of music styles from African music and New Orleans marching bands to jazz tap a

Distributor

Name

Place, The

Email
info@theplace.org.uk
Web
http://www.theplace.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7121 1000
Address
17 Duke’s Road
London
WC1H 9PY

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