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BY FRIEDA SWANEPOEL

August 18, 2018

In Lisbon's summer heat, sweat poured off bodies as if invisible body taps have been opened after the warm-up and improvisation this morning. The self explorative moments give dancers the time to find solutions to potential problems they come across in their work. New...

August 18, 2018

This year Iratxe and Igor are choreographing four different and contrasting works: Viagem, Delirio, Under/Exposed and Second Skin.

Viagem, with music by Belgian musician and composer Wim Mertens, is a work that exudes an immense energy.  A large part of the day was spen...

August 10, 2017

Metamorphosis International Residency, Shanghai 2017 was a great success for all involved. We had a super team this year, where everyone worked particularly well together. We had many interesting discussions, exchanged opinions, fun and laughter and really went for it...

August 8, 2017

The last day of Metamorphosis International Residency, Shanghai 2017 has arrived. 

Tonight’s performance concludes the project. These are always bitter sweet moments. Having been together as a group for a month has been a uniquely creative experience. Many new friendshi...

August 4, 2017

Iratxe and Igor are not the kind of choreographers who tell their dancers exactly what to think during a particular step or section of choreography. They prefer to guide the dancers with clear images and then let the individual’s creativity and intelligence complete th...

August 1, 2017

Only a few more days left before we head into the theatre next Monday. This afternoon was dedicated to running the work from beginning to end to get an overall look. Early evening, the cleaning up process was the next priority. 

With group work it is always the challeng...

July 31, 2017

We learn new things every day, often the best kind happens through self discovery. The group of 23 dancers have differences; nationality, background, anatomy, physicality and dissimilar thought patterns, to name a few. However, somehow one still needs to learn how to a...

July 29, 2017

Today was our third public encounter in Shanghai. It took place in the spectacular Power Station of Art. Housed in a former power station, the museum is China’s first state run contemporary art museum and was established in 2012. The museum is huge to say the least, wh...

July 27, 2017

We are almost entering the third week here in Shanghai. Lots has happened in the past 14 days and lots more to be done in the remaining two weeks. The project has come to the point where everyone needs to concentrate on putting in extra personal work to take things to...

July 26, 2017

In general the topic “masks” can generate interesting discussions - for example people can perhaps feel they can hide; it could be a manner or expression that hides our true identity or feelings, literally or figuratively. White face masks made their debut in the studi...

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