HOW Duet

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“[How To Be] Almost There”– duet
Overhead Project & HeadFeedHands

 

Dance meets Nouveau Cirque

 

… this male duet is without doubt one of the finest pieces …

Susanne Linke 

 

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.

Awards

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


Press

 

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


Info

“[How To Be] Almost There”– duet
Overhead Project & HeadFeedHands

 

Dance meets Nouveau Cirque

 

… this male duet is without doubt one of the finest pieces …

Susanne Linke 

 

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.

Awards

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


Press

 

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