“[How To Be] Almost There”– duet
Overhead Project & HeadFeedHands
Dance meets Nouveau Cirque
… this male duet is without doubt one of the finest pieces …
Two men in an atmosphere of breathlessness, of desperation, of silent contortion and hopeless rebellion. A sandstorm desert of chairs in no man’s land. One man who loses himself in the need for company and privacy, for human closeness and distance, and another one who tears these walls down.
This highly physical male duet, danced by the acrobats Tim Behren und Florian Patschovsky, uses unusual, powerful bodywork to surprising effect – a precisely defined symbiosis of circus and dance.
2015 Tanzpreis Bern (CH): 1stjuryprize
2013 : International Dance Weeks Jerusalem: 3st jury prize
2012 Triple awards Szolo Duo festival Budapest (HU): professional 1st jury prize, audience award and colleagues’ vote
2011 Double awards: No Ballet choreography competition, Ludwigshafen (DE) 1stprize of professional jury + audience award
2011 ALLESWASTANZT GIPFEL, Cologne (DE) : public’s award
Playfully combing acrobatics with movements and expressive forms from dance and theatre, this duo has created a crossover genre, and their strenuous hoisting and lifting figures acquire an unusually articulate quality. In[How To Be] Almost Therefeelings and emotions are literally hurled onto the stage. It is well received – with thunderous applause.
Klaus Keil, tanznetz, 2011
A mass of chairs is strewn across the stage, and in its midst two young men, caught in a delicate abstraction and intimately bound by their dance, hold the audience captive. Dance is everywhere, whether they are moving around the floor or up in the air, one balanced artfully on the other. The choreography is both bold and poetically tender, evolving with crystal clarity throughout the room. The archaic tones of the music, finely attuned to the images, flow inconspicuously into the choreographic whole.
Jury Statement, No Ballet,Ludwigshafen, 2011: jury included Reinhild Hoffmann, Graziela Padilla, Susanne Linke, Hartmut Regitz and Hansgünter Heyme.
With the physical abilities of acrobats but a dancer’s mindset, the two performers Tim Behren and Florian Patschovsky create a complex, multi-layered piece on an emotional level.
Kristof Szabo, jury SzoloDuo, Budapest, 2012