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Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul

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Uploaded on Jul 9, 2009

Eleven stories for the body, distance to our soul finds its source in words, text and poetry from eleven stories about the body, written specially for this production by eleven writers and poets. These texts inspire, dictate, and drive the direction of the movement and represent different perspectives of humanity, elements that make us who and what we are. Eleven stories for the body is a physical translation of these eleven impressions/expressions about the body. When we read a book we physicalise the characters and settings, in Eleven stories Filip has done this for us, however his intent is not for us to literally view the stories, but to play with our interpretations, juxtapose the images, sounds and movements, and manipulate our expectations.

Artistic Direction Filip Van Huffel
Choreography Filip Van Huffel and company
Performers Mariana Barros, Agnieszka Dmochowska, Juraj Korec, Rachel McDermott, Filip Van Huffel
Movement Analyst Natalie Gordon
Music Soundtrack compiled, sampled and edited by Filip Van Huffel including music by Balkan Brass Fest, Chet Baker, Dvorak, J.S. Bach and The Cracow Klezmer Band.
Costumes Sara Baeten and Veerle Janssens
Lighting and set design Manolito Glas
Commissioned writers Wayne Burrows Jon McGregor
Writing competition winners Ara C.J Allen Anna Brown Karen Harvey Thea Hermans Grace Lawson Conquer Kris Lauwereys Siobhan Logan Jessica Nosal
Production management Pauric Hackett
Company management Natalie Gordon Sophie Roper

Retina Dance Company and Eleven stories for the body, distance to our soul are supported by Arts Council England, College Street Centre, Dance 4, Lakeside Arts Centre and Derby Dance Centre in England, ccBe Antwerpen in Belgium and Choreographic Centre Linz in Austria

With special thanks to Matt Aston, Suzannah Bedford, Alistair Conquer, Marc Goossens, Esther Linley, Nicky Molloy, and Shona Powell, Aimee Smith and Krista Vuori.

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