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Amstatten: Free Preview

Friday 4 May, 3.30pm

Over the past 5 weeks Robert Clark and dancer/performer Louise Tanoto have been working together to create a solo dance theatre work. The result Amstatten (working title) is an allegory on life in confinement contrasting the performers roaming psychological landscape with a reduced and restricted physical space. With a stark and geometric lighting design by by acclaimed lighting designer Guy Hoare Amstetten draws on a multitude of kidnapping and hostage stories from the past 30 years and confronts the audience with the resulting common elements.

Please join us for the preview showing of this new work this Friday (May 4th) at 3.30pm. Feel free to stay afterwards to discuss the work with it’s choreographer. We expect the performance to last for approximately 17 minutes and the post performance discussion to take around 30 mins.

About Robert Clark 

Robert Clark is a contemporary dance performer , choreographer and teacher.

Robert’s choreography has been performed in festivals and venues in London, Berlin, Venice, Mulhouse, Ravena, Nottingham, Bouxwiller and Bassano, including Tanztage 08, Touch Wood 09 & 11, Nottdance 09, Bmotion 2010, Springloaded 2012 and Pulse 2012. Recent commissions include works on London Contemporary Dance School, University of Bedfordshire and  Northampton University. Since 2009 Robert has been an associate artist with Dance 4, the National Dance Agency based in Nottingham, England and is currently also supported by the Escalator Dance Programme, run by various organisations in the east of England to support and develop the work of selected choreographers.

As a freelance performer Robert has worked with companies including Sasha Waltz and Guests, Cie Felix Ruckert, Hans van den Broek/Cie Soit, Le Grand Jeu/Louis Zeigler, Vincent Dance Theatre, Charles Linehan Dance Company, Lisa Torun Dance Company, Barebones (Rui Horta and Garry Stewart/Australian Dance Theatre), Ben Wright’s Bgroup, Aletta Collins, Laila Diallo, IGLOO, Ben Ash and Troika Ranch amongst others.

‘Full of bold ideas’ –  The Guardian (Review for Badlands)