Bf & She Was A Knife Thrower’s Assistant

Bf & She Was A Knife Thrower

Rich Mix presents two powerful dance duets, which explore how we communicate with our bodies through different physicalities, cultural histories and ethnicity. The duets – one male, the other female – present examples of artistic collaborations between artists from different backgrounds, shedding lights on issues of identity, friendship and personal risk-taking.

Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Jorge Crecis present Bf
Two men trapped in an unknown game of power, dominance and perseverance, yet seeking for company and communication. Bf explores the quest for a shared existence in the face of the essential loneliness of the individual and the difficulty of communication.

Bf was conceived and choreographed and is performed by Jorge Crecis and Freddie Opoku-Addaie. Born in East London from Ghanaian parents, Freddie Opoku Addaie is now Associate Artist at the Royal Opera House and recipient of the Robin Howard commission from The Place. He has teamed up with international dancer Jorge Crecis, who has worked extensively in his native Spain, Belgium and now teaches at London Contemporary Dance School.

girl jonah presents the duet She was a Knife Thrower’s Assistant
With artful use of choreography, singing and spoken text this gently provocative work brings to the stage a brief picture of a woman who it seems could be waiting backstage, reflecting on the risks we all take and wondering how we can ever be sure where danger is most likely to come from. Deliciously costumed in turquoise and chocolate-brown satin the two performers share the fantasy and the irony of this female icon whose fame (and life) depended on her ability to remain perfectly still.

girl jonah is Caroline Bowditch and Fiona Wright, two independent artists, (one Australian, one British; one disabled, one non-disabled) with many years of performance-making between them in national and international programmes and festivals of Dance, Live Art and Community Arts. Raising the visibility of disabled artists, without being named as an ‘integrated’ dance project, these artists are committed to an intelligent experimentation that is rooted in the bodily experience.

She was a Knife Thrower’s Assistant was premiered at Dublin Dance Festival 2007.

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Start Date: 11/06/2009
End Date: 12/06/2009
Start Time: 8.00pm
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