(UN)ONES performing at RESOLUTION! Festival 17
"Resolution is The Place’s annual, new year festival of short live dance and performance works by emerging artists. (...) 2017 will be Resolution's 28th edition. It is a unique platform for artists to present their work on an established London stage (...) We want to work with inspiring new artists to help bring to life unique, original creations." - The Place
Can you be yourself in a group? (UN)ONES portrays how individuality can be suppressed in society. Personal statements fight against universal truths and conformity. From all, to all of us.
"I witnessed Individuality embodied; I could empathise with their [dancers] struggles and external pressures. A choreography that is brilliantly crafted and merges perfectly with the music"
(Roman Perona, audience member of (UN)ONES
performance in May 2016 at Barbican Centre)
A dance piece previously commissioned by and presented at Barbican in May 2016, (UN)ONES portrays how individuality can be suppressed in society: a constant fight against conformity, a group where one can stand out and reveal oneself. There are personal statements being presented: I am who I am, what I want to be and not what I am expected to. Sharing ideas such as: gender equality, denial of social conventions and universal truths, the freedom of being and one's expression.
This time, the work will be performed with new and different dancers so it is exciting to have the opportunity to explore and revisit this concept.
The original soundtrack is from the composer Henry Bird, currently studying at Guildhall Music School, London.
Duration: 90 mins
Venue: at The Place