BLACK DIAMOND - Contemporary dance in Offenburg

BLACK DIAMOND - Contemporary dance in Offenburg

Foto: Henrik Stenberg, Moderne dans, Dansk Danseteater
Foto: Henrik Stenberg 

Black Diamond - a sparkling performance by Tim Rushton

  

Futuristic and visual worlds

With Black Diamond, Tim Rushton returns to a more conceptual and futuristic universe, where focus has been set on graphic asthetics, scenes and geometrical forms. Black Diamond is a new creation by Tim Rushton, made for Danish Dance Theatre’s 16 international dancers.

To the sounds of the composers Alexander Balanescu and Philip Glass, as well as the beat king Trentemøller, small pockets of sound are created - from fragmented and noisy to tempo-filled electronic beats to lyrical and romantic tracks.

 

Darkness

The audience is met by a black stage exploding with silver confetti. The stage is set. The first act of Black Diamond consists of a massive diamond shaped background – black and uneven, like a sparkling diamond. Destruction rules here ,and the scenography gives thought to a harsh landscape of aggressive volcanoes, black ash and rock walls. Dressed in futuristic black coats and geometrical garb, Rushton creates a futuristic tale about the inherent duality of everything, where both the shadowy and the light side of man are explored psychologically, scenographically and thematically.

 

Light

In the second act, the background changes from inky black to shining silver as the structure remains unchanged. In an organic and flowing idiom, hope is making its way out of the darkness. The dancers float across the stage in gauzy, balloon-formed creations, while small cracks of darkness try to break through the light.

 

  

Info:

Concept & Choreography: Tim Rushton 

Mucic: Trentemøller, Balanescu Quartet, Philip Glass. 

Dancers: Danish Dance Theatres dancers

Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard

Stage Design: Johan Kølkjær

Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard

Time & Place: 

Black Diamond
Offenburg, Germany 
17th of April 2016, 7 pm

Ca 1,5 time
Dance Europe
the applause at curtain down was thunderous.(..) There was so much to admire in all the passages of choreography (..) The innovation was everywhere and I liked the fact that there was an element of surprise with each change of tempo.(..) incredibly moving
TANZ
Tim Rushton is picked 'Choreographer of the year' for Black Diamond