The French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote, “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”.
Andante is an invitation to pause, to connect with your senses, to be in a room with others and not have to say or even see anything. It is conceived as a generous and patient walk into a cloud of attention and time. The word andante refers to a type of musical movement that is moderately slow or distinct. It originates from the Italian word andare which means “to go”.
Igor and Moreno make hypnotic and visceral works about people and what makes us such special animals. Andante follows on from international tours of acclaimed works Idiot-Syncrasy and A Room For All Our Tomorrows.
Directed by: Moreno Solinas, Igor Urzelai Devised and Performed by: Giorgia Nardin, Eleanor Sikorski, Moreno Solinas, Igor Urzelai Dramaturg: Simon Ellis Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams Sound Composition: Alberto Ruiz Soler Set & Costume Design: KASPERSOPHIE Nose: Alessandro Gualtieri Voice Coach: Melanie Pappenheim Production Manager: Hannah Blamire Producer: Sarah Maguire Co-produced by: Igor and Moreno, The Place and TIR Danza
“Igor and Moreno, that plucky duo, certainly took a risk when they came up with the idea for Andante. It is, as they tell us, an exploration in perception as they invite us, the audience, to connect with our senses, including – and I’ve never seen this in a dance show before – our sense of smell.” The Times
“It is very rare to experience something definitively new at a dance event.” The Guardian