Daniel Linehan is officially launching his company Hiatus.
With his new organization, Linehan is preparing for two premieres this year.
Un Sacre du Printemps
Premiere: 13.02.2015 deSingel, Antwerpen (BE)
Linehan is working with 13 dancers who have recently graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and TWIS-ensemble, a 35-piece orchestra conducted by Vincenzo Casale. He is further assisted by Alain Franco, who is assisting with musical analysis and dramaturgy.
The dance parallels the structure of Stravinsky’s famous score, a choreography with a multiplicity of beginnings. The 13 dancers are continually letting go of one performative state, so that they can find a way to continue in a new performative state. The dancers must find a way to keep going even though there is no dominant underlying pattern, they must must navigate through the unpredictable. How do we keep finding new strategies to deal with rapidly changing conditions?
Choregraphy Daniel Linehan Dance Jeanne Colin, Andras Déri, Alexandra Dolgova, Erik Eriksson, Taha Ghauri, James McGinn, Charles Ngombengombe, Krisjanis Sants, Christoffer Schieche, Hagar Tenenbaum, Roman Van Houtven, Kathryn Vickers, Tiran Willemse (graduates of P.A.R.T.S. Research Cycle 2014) Music Igor Stravinsky Technical coordinator Elke Verachtert Production Hiatus vzw Executive production Caravan Production vzw (Brussels, BE) Coproduction L’Opéra de Lille (FR), deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), PARTS (Brussels, BE).
Premiere: 03.11.2015 Opéra de Lille (FR)
Daniel Linehan’s new creation dbddbb features five dancers stepping in time with one another and speaking sound poetry in a common rhythm. Linehan builds upon the steady beat of a march to create an intricate choreography driven by a simple yet uncompromising rule: every step must be followed by another. The dancers use a form of chant to accompany their steps, but instead of shouting out slogans, their chanting will be inspired by dadaist phonetic poetry.
Linehan’s choreography negotiates a tricky balancing act between group solidarity and individual autonomy. Despite the strict common rhythm shared by the group, each individual develops his or her own distinctive manner of dancing. The goal is to create a diversity of form within the regularity of the steady beat, a way of moving together as a group without the need for absolute agreement.
During the performance, it is as if the grid-like structure of the march begins to undulate and vibrate along with the voices of the dancers, becoming more and more unrecognizable. The marching and chanting are continually re-contextualized, leading to paradoxical conjunctions like disciplined absurdity, regimented anarchy, and wordless speech. Reveling in nonsense, dbddbb suggests that it might be necessary to invent a new language in order to move from this step to the next.
Concept, choreography Daniel Linehan Dance and creation Daniel Linehan, Anneleen Keppens, Marcus Baldemar, Victor Pérez Armero, Boglarka Börcsök Dramaturgical advice Manon Santkin Set design 88888 Light design Jan Fedinger Costume design Frédérick Denis Production, diffusion in Belgium Hiatus & Caravan Production vzw (BE) International diffusion Damien Valette Coproductions Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de la Ville, other TBC.
The Karaoke Dialogues (CREATION 2014)
13, 14 and 15 May 2014 at 20:00, Opéra de Lille
21, 22 and 23 May 2014 at 20:30 et 24 May 2014 at 18:00, Kaaitheater, Brussels
30 May 2014 at 20:00, deSingel, Antwerp
2, 3, and 4 June 2014 at Théâtre de la Commune, Aubervilliers
Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint Denis
11 and 12 June 2014 at 20:30 à l’ ADC, Salle des Eaux-Vives, Geneva
In The Karaoke Dialogues, Linehan investigates the choreographic possibilities of karaoke, which he applies to the great classics of European literature. Imagine that Kafka goes to the karaoke bar and performs a dialogue of Plato, who is in the next room reading Cervantes from a screen. Karaoke meets dance meets philosophy.
The texts – which deal with laws, crimes, and other legal problems – are borrowed from many sources, but are blended together as if they tell the story of a single legal process. By using the dialogues as the basis for an intricate choreography, the seven dancers amplify the peculiarities of each text. The words determine the rhythm of the dance. Each dancer shifts back and forth between their individual approach to the text scores and the group dynamics of a collective choreography. The Karaoke Dialogues offers an unconventional perspective on how we can give voice and body to what we read.
Concept, choreography Daniel Linehan Dance, creation Cedric Andrieux, Yumiko Funaya, Néstor García Díaz, Kennis Hawkins, Anneleen Keppens, Anne Pajunen, Víctor Pérez Armero Dramaturgy Aaron Schuster Scenography 88888 Lighting design Jan Fedinger Costume design Frédérick Denis Technical coordination Elke Verachtert
Executive Production Caravan Production (BE) International distribution Damien Valette (FR) Co-production Opéra de Lille (FR), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR) Vooruit Arts Center (Ghent, BE), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE) Residencies Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE), Opéra de Lille (FR), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE). With the support of the Flemish authorities
Performance Room – Daniel Linehan
Linehan presents a new choreography for two dancers, Anneleen Keppens and himself, in which words from a prepared script are projected onto the back wall of the Performance Room. As the dancers read the text, they execute hundreds of detailed movements which have been meticulously designed in response to the score of spoken words. The dance accentuates all of the strange rhythms hiding within everyday speech: the hesitancies, interruptions, and stutters. Its aim, as in any good conversation, is to generate a continual emergence of difference.
3:00 PM on the East Coast of America
21.00 in mainland Europe
23.00 in Russia.
DIGESTED NOISE – THE SUN CAME – BEING TOGETHER WITHOUT ANY VOICE
5 to 9 November, 2013
at Théâtre des Abbesses, Paris
In Digested Noise (2004) Linehan’ first solo, he accompanies his dancing with his own humming, buzzing, growling, squeaking, speaking, and various disembodied sounds. In The Sun Came (2006), the rapidly changing choreography aims to imitate the fragmented way that we absorb an accumulating overload of data. Finally, in Being Together without Any Voice (2010) the dancers alternate between movements of labor and movements of play, between force of habit and the impulse toward freedom.
A No Can Make Space
a book by Daniel Linehan,
created in close collaboration with Gerard Leysen from the graphics studio Afreux
How to make a book as if I was making a dance performance.
Maybe impossible. A good reason to try it…
– Daniel Linehan
In A No Can Make Space Daniel Linehan collected texts and poetic fragments from his artistic practice, categorizing them according to seven themes. In collaboration with graphic designer Gerard Leysen (Afreux), Daniel discovered ways of transforming a text from a static object into movement – a text as a game, an interaction, as a dance. The result is a piece of craftsmanship, a book as a choreography.
Book release 26.10.2013 (20:00) deSingel, Antwerpen (BE)
Expo 12.09 – 02.11.2013 Corps en œuvre, Galerie Coullaud & Koulinsky, Paris (FR)
Buy the book:
11 May 2013 – Zombie Aporia
Sección Irregular, Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain
15-16 May – Montage for Three and Not About Everything
Dublin Dance Festival, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
21-22 May 2013 – Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost
Sadler’s Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, London, UK
25 May 2013 – Not About Everything
Festival Horizon, La Filature, Mulhouse, France
31 May 2013 – Not About Everything
Festival Au bord du risque, Scène Nationale Aubusson, Aubusson, France
10-11 June 2013 – Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost
Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Opéra de Lille, Lille, France
5-6 July 2013 – Gaze is a Gap is a Ghost
Julidans, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 January 2013 – Zombie Aporia
Théâtre des Quatre Saisons, Gradignan, France
17 January 2013 – Zombie Aporia
Les Sept Collines, Tulle, France
18 January 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
Danse à Lille, CDC Roubaix, Roubaix, France
22 January 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
Centre André Malraux, Vandoeuvre-le-Nancy, France
25 January 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
Le Dôme, Albertville, France
29 January 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
l’Hexagone, Meylan, France
31 January 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
Lavanderia a Vapore, Torino, Italy
7 February 2013 – Montage for Three and Not About Everything
deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium
8-9 February 2013 – Zombie Aporia
deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium
19 February 2013 – Being Together without any Voice
l’Onyx, Saint-Herblain, France