Igor X Moreno


September 6, 2022 21:30

Teatro Cantiere Florida di Firenze | IT

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“We started with wanting to change the world with a performance. We felt like idiots. Then we danced a lot. We jumped. We called on the folk traditions of Sardinia and the Basque Country. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed. Now we promise to stick together. We promise to persevere. We promise to do our best.”
Igor and Moreno

Idiot-Syncrasy is a dance involving two radically different – though physically similar – performers, accompanied by a hypnotic sound track.
Calling on traditional folk singing – eighteenth century Sardinian song – the song gradually turns into a jump that becomes part of them. Igor and Moreno keep jumping while they move through the space, disappearing on one side and reappearing on the other side, or holding shot glasses to toast with the audience. The jump lingers to remind us that they are here to stay.
The tension grows and the audience is drawn into the scene, and when the climax is reached, it breaks to give way to a section when both performers spin on their own axis. As two satellites orbiting in space and never colliding, they generate a feeling of ecstasy, ending up into a sweaty and exhausting hug. It is an emotional hug in slow motion that generates a new force. The performers look back at the audience as if it was their turn to start jumping while the energy continues to grow more and more. And suddenly everything stops and we feel like floating in the air.


Igor X Moreno is the name under which the works created by choreographers Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas – in collaboration with an extended group of artists – are presented. They use choreography and mostly non-verbal languages to create experiences which can surprise, energise and unsettle. Their works – highly constructed whilst deeply concerned with liveness – visit and escape different genres and styles. Igor x Moreno’s creative processes favour questions over answers, action over narration, communication over expression, alterity over diversity, patience over productivity. They don’t see entertainment as their duty, but as a useful communication tool. They work with rigour and playfulness. They value pointlessness.
The team – based across Europe – gathers in Sardinia and London, from where Igor x Moreno’s works have toured extensively also in North and South America, Africa and Asia. Awards and recognitions include the Rudolf Laban Award and National Dance Awards and Total Theatre Awards nominations. Their works have been selected for Aerowaves (2011, 2013 and 2015), NID Platform, British Council Showcase and British Dance Edition.
Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai are affiliate artists of The Place (London). Their work is currently produced in Sardinia by S’ALA.


choreographed & performed by Moreno Solinas and Igor Urzelai
artistic associate: Simon Ellis
vocal coach: Melanie Pappenheim
lighting designer: Seth Rook Williams
sound designer: Alberto Ruiz Soler
set and costume: KASPERSOPHIE
Supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Yorkshire Dance, Cambridge Junction, Birdhouse Creative Ltd, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano (Italy) and BAD Festival in Bilbao


[photo: Alicia Clarke]











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