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DV8- Physical Theatre Company

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Chloe Munday

on 17 October 2014

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Transcript of DV8- Physical Theatre Company

Contact Improvisation
Can we talk about this?
This of work Newson deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam.

This documentary-style dance-theatre production will use real-life interviews and archive footage.
To be Straight with You
Lloyd Newson
He as led the company in all the productions

His work has had a dynamic impact on contemporary dance and theatre.

His work has won over 50 national and international awards.

Critics Circle- one of the hundred most influential artists working in Britain during the last hundred years.
How they work
They begin with advance research and preparation as well as improvisation.

The rehearsals are done collaboratively.

They build the set before rehearsals begin

A lot of their inspiration comes from the media
Established in 1986.

Takes risks both aesthetically and physically.

Produced eighteen dance pieces, and four films for television.

Their creative approach focuses on reinventing dance with meaning.
A dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation.

The central characteristic is the focus on bodily awareness and physical reflexes rather than consciously controlled movements.

DV8- Physical Theatre Company
Company interests
The company’s biggest aim is to succeed in the film and video industry.

Their work is based around narrative.

The biggest aspect and working method is concentrating on the roles and relationships of men and women in our society.
They include exercises in:
classical ballet
traditional contemporary
Limon modern dance
spatial architectonics
weight and gravity training
movement patterns
It premiered on 6th December 2007 at Haus de Berliner Festspiele.

It is based around the testimonies of real people.
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