Presented by The Lowry, The Place + Word of Warning
For those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all that’s left is the desire to scream.
See teaser trailers on their vimeo channel.
Now that it’s over, read a review from The Reviews Hub (★★★★).
Venue + Booking Details
Age advisory: TBC. With no interval, the show lasts approximately 1 hour. For specific age and access information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 232 6086.
There are two people in this dance performance, but it is not just about them.
It is about all of us.
It is about the secret lives we all possess when we are close to others.
It is about those moments – between coffee and dancing – when harmony abandons us and all we have left is the desire to scream.
It is a performance and place to imagine how things might be other than the way they are.
It is a simple room for all our tomorrows.
Who are they?
Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas are two London-based dance artists. They started creating stage works collaboratively in 2007, co-founding ‘BLOOM! dance collective’ in 2009 and ‘Igor and Moreno’ in 2012.
Igor and Moreno make work about people and what makes us such special animals. Their work is characterised by their interest in the moving body and the immediacy of action as a vehicle for meaning, ideas and desires.
Across all their works they have always tried to create a frame to share their views without dictating a single reading, instead creating space for reflection for the viewer. They want to reclaim the role of the theatre as a place for assembly and exploring the cathartic properties of live performance.
Currently Work Place artists (the associate artist programme at The Place), Igor and Moreno have presented their works extensively in Europe and the USA with recognition from both audiences and professionals: in 2010 they won the Rudolf Laban Award and special mention at Prix Jardin d’Europe; they were an Aerowaves Priority company in 2011, 2013 + 2015; in 2015 they were nominated for the National Dance Awards 2015, Total Theatre Awards 2015 and selected for the British Council Showcase 2015, Anticorpi XL network + Vetrina Giovane Danza D’Autore.
What people have said about A Room for…
The depth and range of emotions that this singular piece provokes within me is astounding.
…probably sent everyone home infused with a greater degree of humorous compassion for their own relationships. It was a pure, unadulterated delight.
Joy Martin, Exeunt
…it was BRILLIANT. And VISCERAL. […] You know the best thing about ‘visceral’? IT DOESN’T HAVE TO MEAN ANYTHING You just feel it.
The tension between the two dancers was extraordinary and overwhelmingly human. […] Every aspect of this performance was executed to perfection. I can’t wait to see what these two produce next.
Produced by Igor and Moreno + The Place | Created + performed by Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas | Commissioned by The Place (London) + Cambridge Junction, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with support from Centro Per La Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa), Dance Base (Edinburgh), Chelsea Theatre, Roehampton University + Nuovo Teatro Verdi (Sassari).
By donation | Thursday Lates at the Whitworth
(Fri 8 Apr, 6-8pm sold-out) Sat 9 Apr, 1-5pm.
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HUGFri 22 + Sat 23 Apr, 7.30pm.
£9/5, two nights £11/6 | Contact
Turn 2016Sun 22 May, 8pm. By donation | HOME
Queer as Yolk: ReduxFri 3 Jun, 4pm (5+6pm sold-out);
(Sat 4 Jun, 4+5+6pm sold-out). £4/2 | Contact
Works Ahead Compact EditionFri 3 + Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm. £6/3 | Contact
Works Ahead Evening EditionWed 29 Jun, 8pm. £12/10 | The Lowry
A Room for All Our TomorrowsSat 9 Jul, 12noon-5pm.
Free | St Ann's Square, Mcr City Centre