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/// Antipode (2009)

Four great young male dancers are joined by a double bass player as they perform a raw and exhilarating piece of athletic dance. Powerful and energetic movement demonstrates the skill of the dancers and emphasises their connection with the live soundscore.

Antipode takes its initiation from innate polar opposites in and around the human body. As human beings we are constantly being challenged by opposition, even verticality commits us to engage with gravity, significance, magnitude and energy. How do we counteract the force of gravity and how do we survive in a world of other people and objects, in an unmistakable web and game of opposites?

The five individuals share the same stage but are on their own journey, with no shared goals and no fear, challenging their own physicality. They collide, caress, fight, play and reject as they stampede along their own pathway. Quirky solos interrupt feisty duets and athletic group work.

Antipode was made possible with support from Arts Council England, ccBe Antwerpen, Nottingham City Council, Djanogly City Academy and Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen

Credits

Choreography
Filip Van Huffel
Music
Joris Vanvinckenroye/BASta
Dancers
Robert Guy, Steven Martin, Matthew Slater, Brian Tjon Tjauw Liem
Lighting design
Andrew Hammond
Costume
Sara Baeten
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