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Spring Forward 2015 Part 1

Spring Forward 2015 Part 1
17 Apr 2015 7:15 pm BST

Aerowaves Spring Forward is a three day festival of the freshest contemporary dance from Europe. This year Spring Forward was hosted in partnership with Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona. From 17-19 April, 23 companies and artists from 17 countries performed at a variety of venues in Barcelona for local and professional audiences. 



30 Cecil Street - Dan Canham

A delicate and heartbreaking elegy for a lost and ruined theatre, 30 Cecil Street is an original piece of dance-theatre from UK-based dancer and theatre maker Dan Canham (DV8, Kneehigh, Punchdrunk). A performance of fragments of memories, of wild nights and long-disappeared communities, it evokes the life of a once-mighty building and asks what is left when a theatre closes its doors to the public?

00:35:30 - 01:00:50

Manlike - Milena Ugren Koulas

Manlike is inspired by the stories of women who had to become men. The 'sworn virgins' of the Western Balkans took vows of chastity, dressed and lived like men in order to avoid the harsh treatment that women usually experienced.
Milena Ugren's movement style is incredibly evocative - dramatic, terse, based on tense isolations of different parts of her body interspersed with moments of release. Coupled with Koulas' vocal percussion, she creates a quietly violent and subversive duet that raises stark questions about gender.

01:00:50 - 01:38:31


Time Takes The Time Time Takes - Guy Nader & Maria Campos

Time Takes The Time Time Takes is a physical dynamic conversation through movement, repetition and pendulum leitmotiv that embodies mechanisms measuring time and space. A journey of dangling movements that burst into different encounters evolving towards perpetual motion. TTTTTT considers time as a continuum – and as a perceptual experience. Through metric measurements and the exploration of oscillations and rhythm, we contemplate time as an eternal present rooted in materials and forms.

01:47:47 - 02:40:52



Presenters Sarah Blanc and Pere Faura introduce Spring Forward & show us around some festival venues in Barcelona 

00:00:00 - 00:11:36 

Interview with Ugne Dievaityte & Poliana Lima 

00:12:00 - 00:22:40

Interview with Maria Campos, Guy Nader & Roser López Espinoza 

00:24:30 - 00:34:20

Interview with Milena Ugren Koulas and George Koulas

01:40:00 - 01:43:12

Interview with Oonagh Duckworth and Dan Canham 

01:47:47 - 02:40:52




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