NOT ABOUT EVERYTHING
FRIDAY 20TH NOV || 19:30 - 20:10 || TJARNARBÍÓ, TJARNARGATA 12, 101 RVK
Image @ Jason Somma
A single body enters the space and begins to turn. The turning begins gently, but it gradually transforms into insane gyratory motion. Within the singularity of his obsessive circular motion, Daniel Linehan introduces a series of variations, accelerations, and subtle shifts, creating a funny and complex dance. He subjects himself to strenuous physical and mental processes involving multiple simultaneous tasks: to speak, think, react, address the audience, etc., without ceasing his perpetual spinning. Linehan tells us that he is not speaking about desperation, endurance, or government policy; he is not speaking about celebrities, virtuosity, or metaphysical problems. Yet even though his words seem to negate, he calls to our attention these issues that evoke a world far larger than his contained little circle. Endlessly spinning around in the center of a shifting network of ideas, Daniel Linehan creates an inverted black hole, a space of disorienting vertigo perhaps, but also a space of thoughtful reflection where all of these ideas can flow and resound.
Daniel Linehan (Choreography and Performance), worked as a dancer and choreographer in Brooklyn (New York) for four years. He has collaborated with Michael Helland on multiple duet projects. Linehan’s own choreographic work has been presented at numerous venues in New York, including Chez Bushwick, Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen. From 2008-2010, he studied at the world-renowned dance school P.A.R.T.S. in Brus-sels, the city where he is now based as a choreographer. The solo Not About Everything premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in November 2007. The duo Montage For Three was presented at Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales in Paris in 2009 and the trio Zombie Aporia premiered at Kunstenzentrum Vooruit in Ghent in 2011. His work is shown internationally.
Funding: Not About Everything was created in part through the Bessie Schön-berg/First Light Commissioning Program and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop with support from the Jerome Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a US federal agency), the New York State Council of the Arts, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. This work was also made possible in part through the Movement Research Artist Residency Project, funded in part by the Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund.
Distribution: Damien Valette – www.jgdv.net
Distribution Belgium: Caravan Production – www.caravanproduction.be
For every ticket sold this November, RDF will donate 50% to this independent organisation working helping the refugees in Greece: www.lighthouserelief.org.
Created and performed by: Daniel Linehan
Original lighting design by: Joe Levasseur
Dramaturgy by: Juliette Mapp
Lengd: 35 min