The Living Room

The Living Room

Overview

The Living Room is an intimate dance set in what appears to be the bare bones of a living or rehearsal room. The performers interfere or seemingly assist each other’s ‘solo moment’ together inhabiting an imagined domestic space. The work cuts intricate movement with informal banter and wry humour, as the performers struggle to live through another show.

Further Details

Yael Flexer’s distinctive choreography effortlessly intertwines witty delivery with dance that is fast paced and emotionally driven. Music is by Nye Parry and cellist Karni Postel, who joins the company on stage. Lighting is by Michael Mannion and dramaturgy by live artist Gary Stevens.

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Presentations

2011
LICA, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Art
The Point, Eastleigh
PATS Studio, University of Surrey
Roehampton University
Doncaster Civic Theatre
Bournemouth Town Centre, Pavilion Dance South West (The Living Room Outdoors)

2010
The Place Theatre, London
The Bluecoat, Liverpool
Woking Dance Festival
Tmuna Theatre, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Stavanger University, Norway
The Show Room, University of Chichester
Axis Arts Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University
The Brindley, Runcorn
South Hill Park, Bracknell
Hextable Dance
Bath Spa Live, Bath Spa University
Quarter House, Folkestone
Theatre 1, University of Plymouth
Fuse Festival, Medway
Billlingshurst Town Hall, (alongside specially commissioned The Living Room Outdoors)

Credits

Choreography: Yael Flexer
Dancers: Aneta Szydlak, Luke Birch, Aya Kobayashi, Hannah Martin, Lyndsey McConville, Yael Flexer
Music: Karni Postel and Dougie Evans
Music Composed by: Nye Parry, Karni Postel, Dougie Evans
Lighting Design: Michael Mannion
Costume Design: Holly Murray
Production Management: Chris Copland
Producers: Joe Bates & Claire Morton, Morton Bates Arts Services
Photography: Chris Nash

The Living Room was commissioned by Woking Dance Festival, University of Chichester and supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts with additional funding through Bi-Arts, an initiative of the British Council and the Government of Israeli’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and Sport.