NOBODY LIKES A PIXELATED SQUID
"...the vocabulary that this engaging duo brought to their work pertained to a larger truth about dance and creativity itself, namely, the more we add to our fractal layering of these dance motives, the deeper we get into the intrinsic nature of creativity itself until at last we arrive at a very personalized meaning of the universe: we all live to create more and find our satisfaction therein. The resolution of the 40-minute dance work certainly imparted this message clearly, leaving no one in doubt of the high quality of what they saw." Stephen Bonfield, Calgary Herald
Geometrical shapes and patterns.
Lines, angles, circles, cubes and icosahedrons.
Complex structures of movement possibilities ..
Loops, flows and freezes.
On a vibrational rollercoster of sacred geometry, they are flowing through life.
Likeparticle scientists of rhythm, they are breaking down movements.
Dissecting the soundscapes of reality.
In a delectable fusion of music and movement, they invent a geometry of harmonious urban contemporary dance that they call “conceptual hip-hop” or “deconstructed street dance”. In Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, they were inspired by the fluid movements of diverse land and sea creatures, further enriching and polishing a magnetic duo presented in shorter versions at in Montreal, Chateauguay, Toronto, Stockholm and Oslo. The full version, a Danse Danse co-production, was well recieved at its premiere at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, as well at its Canadian premiere at Place-Des-Arts with the Danse Danse season in Montreal.
CHOREOGRAPHY by Emmanuelle Lê Phan & Elon Höglund
SUPPORTED by Canada Arts Council & Conseil des arts et de lettres du Quebec
Length of piece: 20 minutes
Number of dancers: 2
Length of piece: 40 minutes
Number of dancers: 2
LONDON Ontario, London Dance Festival, June 30th 2017
LUXEMBOURG Breakin' Convention Festival, June 18th 2017
UK tour EDINBURGH, NOTTINGHAM, NORWICH, BIRMINGHAM, BRIGHTON, SHEFFIELD, SALFORD, SOUTHAMPTON, LEICESTER, BLACKPOOL Breakin' Convention tour (May 2017)
LONDON UK Breakin' Convention Saddler's Wells (May 1st 2017)
MONTREAL Maison de la culture Montreal Nord (April 28th 2017)
MONTREAL Maison de la culture Pointe-aux-trembles (April 22nd 2017)
MONTREAL Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (April 21st 2017)
MONTREAL Maison de la culture Parc-Extension (April 1st 2017)
CHARLOTTE North Carolina Breakin' Convention USA tour (September 30th, October 1st)
WHITEHORSE Yukon Cypher Fest (July 16th 2016)
OTTAWA Pulse Danse Conference (May 12th 2016)
PARIS Festival 100% La Villette (March 31st, April 1st, 2nd 2016)
BOURNEMOUTH, MILFORD HAVEN, NEWPORT, TALIESIN, PONTYPRIDD, ABERGAVENNY, Tour of Wales UK (February 18th-March 2nd 2016)
HALIFAX Live Art Dance (December 10th, 11th, 12th 2015)
EDINBURGH Nordance Traverse Theater (November 20th 2015)
GÖTLAND, GÖTEBORG, RESA, VARA, UMEA, KIRUNA, LINKOPING & KARLSTAD , Swedish tour (September 29th-October 16th 2015)
ARHUS Detour Urban Dance Festival Denmark (September 16th & 17th 2015)
TARTU Estonia Uus Teater (August 24th 2015)
TALLINN Estonia Vabalava (August 19th 2015)
COPENHAGEN Detour Urban Dance Festival Denmark (September 10th, 11th & 12th 2015)
AMSTERDAM Summer Dance Forever (August 11th 2015)
SAINT-SAUVEUR Festival des Arts Saint-Sauveur (August 1st 2015)
VANCOUVER Dancing on the Edge (July 9th & 11th 2015)
GUELPH Contemporary Dance Festival (June 6th 2015)
MEXICO CITYUNAM Cultura Urbana en la Cuidad Universitaria (March 6th 2015)
PUERTO VALLARTA Mexico, Auditorio Cecatur, Carteleria Escenica (February 19th 2015)
SALTILLO Mexico, Teatro del IMSS (February 12th 2015)
MONTERREY Mexico, Centro de Los Artes Conarte (January 31st, February 1st 2015)
OSLO IceHot Nordic Dance Platform (December 12th 2014)
MONTRÉALPlace-Des-Arts Danse Danse (Oct 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2014)
CALGARY Fluid Festival (October 16th, 17th & 18th 2014)
OSLO Urban Moves at Dansens Hus(June 20-22, 2014)
STOCKHOLMDansens Hus with Urban Connection Festival(May 16th-17th, 2014)
CHÂTEAUGUAY Festival Accès Danse (March 29th 2014)
TORONTO Urban Dance Symposiom (October 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2013)
MONTRÉAL Tangente (October 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th, 2013)
STOCKHOLMThe Pygmetheatern(May 15th 2013)