Getting into the Groove at PJLA
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
Calling all dancers and dance enthusiasts! The Austrian contemporary dance company, cieLaroque, will be coming to our shores. The dance group will showcase their highly entertaining and unusual performance; something that you’ve got to see in order to fully know what is unusual about it.
The show, entitled ESNES.N.ON2, revolves around a plot:
Three people meet by coincidence at a bus station in India. As they attempt to flee from the banality of everyday life in a quest for meaning, they stagger right into follies and end up lost in a labyrinth of nonsense.
The show begins by asking the audience to look for a murderer. While trying to follow the protagonist’s journey, the audience members forget their assignment and are distracted by the entertainment before them: for instance, popular dance elements incorporating Bollywood and psychedelia.
The synopsis is enough to arouse some curiosity and a attractive enough to want to watch the show. The show is on 23 January at 8.30pm, and tickets are priced at RM35.
Also, if you are an active and advanced dancer, the Austrian group will be conducting masterclasses where you’ll get to be up close and personal with them.The dance company will lead experienced contemporary dancers in a two-hour session focusing on balance and off-balance movement, connecting rhythmically to music, and challenging habitual patterns and styles. The masterclasses will be held from Jan 21 to 22 (7pm) at PJLA’s studio. The participation fee is only RM50.
CieLaroque is one of the most toured ensembles of the Austrian dance scene. The company’s work often explores the connection between dance and theatre, and recently has been characterised by interdisciplinary pieces and the implementation of video. Most of the productions focus on socio-politically relevant topics.