Notturnino

2013 Candoco Dance Company

Notturnino is a work created by Thomas Hauert for Candoco Dance Company, the world’s most renowned contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Notturnino takes inspiration from the film Tosca’s Kiss, a documentary (directed by Daniel Schmid) set in a retirement home for great opera singers in Italy. In the film the residents still remember their favourite roles, singing them powerfully in their slippers and wooly cardigans, raising questions about great artistry in simple and humble contexts. This twisting of expectations regarding specific performers is very pertinent to Candoco, which features some of the most talented disabled performers in contemporary dance today.

“My fascination with dance has a lot to do with its sensual aspects, with how dance/motion feels and what one can feel when looking at it. In the creation of Notturnino I took inspiration from the film _Tosca’s Kiss,opera music and Candoco Dance Company’s dancers. The soundtrack from the film, which features the voices of ageing singers re-enacting scenes from operas and talking about their lives, but also the sounds of everyday life at their rest home, conjures images of situations and characters, triggering association and memories. I wanted the dance to add another layer of textures and sensations rather than being a literal illustration of the sound. I hope that the piece will elicit an individual response from each audience member and draw on their own memories, sensibilities and concerns. I always work with improvisation both in the process of creating a piece and on stage, as I believe that the body is capable of creating much more complex movement if you allow it to include intuition rather than relying on forms processed by our conscious mind.” Thomas Hauert

Concept and Choreography Thomas Hauert
Dancers (original cast) Andrew Graham, Mirjam Gurtner, Annie Hanauer, Victoria Malin, Kostas Papamatthaiakis, Susanna Recchia, Rick Rodgers
Lighting Design Chahine Yavroyan
Costume Designer Natasa Stamatari
Audio from Tosca’s Kiss (1984) by Daniel Schmid, T&C Film
Production Candoco Dance Company
This piece is co-commissioned by Live at LICA with additional support from Platform, Islington and Greenwich Dance
With the collaboration of ZOO/Thomas Hauert

30 September 2016
Dance East Ipswich (GB)
23 July 2016
Kalamata Dance Festival Kalamata (GR)
22 July 2016
Kalamata Dance Festival Kalamata (GR)
07 July 2016
Brave Festival 2016 Wroclaw (PL)
01 May 2016
Lugano Arte e Cultura Lugano (CH)
28 April 2016
Théâtre du Passage Neuchâtel (CH)
24 April 2016
Dampfzentrale Bern (CH)
22 April 2016
Theater Chur Chur (CH)
20 April 2016
Theater Winterthur Winterthur (CH)
19 April 2016
Theater Winterthur Winterthur (CH)
16 April 2016
13 April 2016
12 April 2016
Gessnerallee Zürich Zürich (CH)
11 April 2016
Gessnerallee Zürich Zürich (CH)
08 April 2016
Equilibre - Nuithonie Fribourg (CH)
07 April 2016
Equilibre - Nuithonie Fribourg (CH)
21 June 2015
Festival de Marseille Marseille (FR)
20 June 2015
Festival de Marseille Marseille (FR)
05 June 2015
Theaterhagen Hagen (DE)
21 April 2015
10 December 2014
09 December 2014
03 December 2014
The Lowry Manchester (GB)
02 December 2014
The Lowry Manchester (GB)
27 November 2014
Live at LICA Lancaster (GB)
16 November 2014
Sadler’s Wells London (GB)
11 November 2014
Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham (GB)
16 October 2014
Pavilion Dance South West Bournemouth (GB)
02 October 2014
Artsdepot London (GB)
08 September 2014
Oriente Occidente Rovereto (IT)
04 June 2014
Norrlands Operan Umea (SE)
30 May 2014
Dance Week Festival Zagreb (HR)
08 May 2014
Sommerblut Festival Köln (DE)
07 May 2014
Sommerblut Festival Köln (DE)
13 March 2014
The Arts Centre, University of Edge Hill Ormskirk, Lancashire (GB)
05 March 2014
Warwick Arts Centre Coventry (GB)
04 March 2014
Warwick Arts Centre Coventry (GB)
01 March 2014
Trinity Laban London (GB)
28 February 2014
Trinity Laban London (GB)

Notturnino

Candoco Dance Company