«From B to B»
«From B to B»: Thomas Hauert/ZOO et Àngels Margarit/Cia Mudances
Curren Dance Works Saison 2011-2013
The journey “From B to B” starts in Brussels, where Thomas Hauert lives and works, and ends in choreographer Àngels Margarit’s home city of Barcelona. It is a journey of discovery for the duo as each explores the other’s life and working methods. Communication becomes a challenge. Their body language cannot be translated into words. The language that simultaneously binds them together and keeps them apart plays a key role in the piece. Starting with the letters of the names Thomas and Àngels, Catalan author Marius Serra created new words with which the two experiment in order to understand each other’s work. “From B to B” is a puzzle for both the dancers and the audience.
Tiziana Conte, Member of the Jury:
“Contemplative and light-footed, playful and gripping, humorous and poetic – ‘From B to B’ is a journey, centred around encounters, through a physical, musical and linguistic dialogue between two generous and mature artists: Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit. It is an extremely personal work that provides space for a successful experiment in mixing techniques and languages – an experiment that lends structure to the piece. Aided by original and unadulterated body language, different experiences and bodies form and reform ideas of sense and beauty. The work is the result of a study spanning improvisation and dramaturgy, conveying an almost childlike astonishment emanating from the creative alchemy between two artists.”
ZOO / Thomas Hauert
Thomas Hauert was born in Grenchen in 1967 and trained at the Rotterdam Dance Academy. He later danced with Rosas, David Zambrano and Pierre Droulers before founding his own group, ZOO, in Brussels. ZOO’s début production “Cows in Space (1998)” was a big hit, touring in Belgium and abroad and winning two prizes at the renowned Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis. Hauert has since choreographed more than 15 pieces. In 2005, “modify” was awarded the Swiss Dance and Choreography Prize by the Corymbo Foundation.