Singapore Arts Festival 2004 Presents Emio Greco | PC

 

Emio Greco | PC (Netherlands/Italy)

 

Conjunto di NERO

 

 

 Date:  1 & 2 June 
 Time:  8 pm 
 Venue:  University Cultural Centre Theatre 
 Tickets:  $42, $32, $22 
 Duration:  75 minutes (no intermission) 

 

Post-show Dialogue with Emio Greco|PC

 

“NERO seems like a briquette full of energy that catches fire, burns, and lies crackling in the end… Greco and Scholten have undertaken an investigation and it is a thorough one indeed. They have no need of an erratic search for gags.”
~ Ballett Internationale

 

“Greco’s dance is… like a Beckett character in strange, uncharted territory. But its combination of guts and spectacle makes it ravishing to watch.”
~ The Guardian

 

Stunning and evocative lighting are just several of the theatrical experiences audiences should look out for in the dance production, Conjunto di NERO (The Conjunction of Black). This dramatic event of coordinated light, sound, movement and set design is conceived by the dynamic duo of Italian choreographer Emio Greco and Dutch theatre director Pieter C. Scholten.

 

Visually impactful, Conjunto di NERO has been described as a mysterious, complex work. The powerful choreography plays with the intensity of black and the density of darkness. This is not limited to just the physical disappearance of the dancers, the saturated air shapes and alters space and time, so that it shifts the boundaries of perception.

 

Conjunto di NERO, powered by what its co-creators call “extremalism” (extreme minimalism), showcases the intensity and integrity of Greco and Scholten’s craft and beliefs. The work has been described as exploring “the friction between the mind and body” and “the inner conflict between thought and action”.

 

Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten have worked together in their search for new dance forms since 1995. The pair, who presents their work under the name Emio Greco|PC, belongs to a new wave of choreographers who are actively changing our understanding of dance composition. At the heart of the Emio Greco|PC artistic collaboration is an insatiable curiosity for the human body and its invisible powers, and for the interaction between thought and action.

 

Greco and Scholten’s work has been hailed as a new language and dance form in which they explore the intellectual and inner motivations of the human body. But they also embrace the strictest rules of classical ballet. Within a short period of time, these twin meteors of European contemporary dance have become regular features in numerous prestigious festivals across Europe.

 

Emio Greco|PC were awarded the Philip Morris Arts Prize for dance in 1999, the Sonia Gaskell Prize for Choreography in 2001, and the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh International Festival 2001 for their work, Double Points 1 and 2.

 

Annexes 

  • Annex 1 – Synopsis of Conjunto di NERO
  • Annex 2 – Production and Cast List
  • Annex 3 – Emio Greco|PC
  • Annex 4 – Biographies of Artists and Production Crew