What is Process Day and The Circle?
They are two dance works by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, who work as a team in Israel, and Emanuel Gat, who is based in France. They are some of the hottest names you can find in the dance scene at the moment. We were very lucky to have them working with the company! Similar to watching two short-films by different directors, the pieces are completely different and give you a snapshot of what is happening in dance right now.
Why did you decide to pair these two works?
These are two of the most physically demanding works in our repertoire. Performing them together is a huge challenge for our dancers but a real treat for the audience! Together they take us on a journey from the individual to the collective, from darkness to playfulness, from restriction to freedom…
Can you tell us a little bit about the creative processes of creating these works?
Sharon has a completely unique way of moving. She would improvise in the studio and the dancers would literally have to catch her movement! Then they spent a long time crafting all the minute detail to make it a set choreography that works like a precise clockwork!
At the other end of the spectrum, Emanuel was not interested in movement by itself but in how can the dancers use it to connect with each other. Rather than set choreography the dancers run through a series of tasks or challenges so every time they rehearse or perform the piece, something different happens!
Why are you excited to bring these on tour to Inverness?
As Scotland’s contemporary dance company, we want to bring high quality dance to every corner of the country. There is a big dance audience in Inverness and Eden Court has become our Home in the Highlands.
Why should people come and see it?
If you love dance, you will be blown away by the virtuosity and the talent of the company and the top quality of this particular programme.
If dance is not your thing, this performance is about to prove you wrong! People who never watch dance tell me that Process Day feels like going out clubbing or to a gig, and that The Circle is like watching a football match on the edge of your seat!
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