ACTIONS is a physical conversation between two individuals in empty space. Two outstanding male dancers, Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf , merge and break apart - a forceful resistance to merging and the breaking up is the motivation for the movement. The dance material is a battle through the space using physicality, lifts, falls, text and sound with the dancers alternately throwing their bodies together then fragmenting into threads of raw movement. ACTIONS is very funny and tender and human. It is performed as a form of ’work in progress.’ The dancers are engaged in a task of executing difficult and exerting dance but also commenting on the dance, their states of mind.
Actions has been seen at Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage, Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Base, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Le Regard du Cygne, Schwankhalle, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Dance Limerick, Firkin Crane, Internationale Tanzmesse NRW, Queer Zagreb, Project Arts Centre, The Dock Arts Centre, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, University of Colorado Boulder, The Civic, Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre, Irish World Academy, Belltable, Town Hall Theatre, Centro Culturel del Bosque, Mexico, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinehealy.
Choreography: John Scott
Dancers: Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf
Music fragments: Meredith Monk and Michael Galasso
Five Lamps Festival, Dublin
Saturday 6th April, 1pm on the Royal Canal
Saturday 6th April, 8pm at Marino College
Teatro Goldoni, Festival of Contemporary Dance
Saturday 13th April, 8pm
Millennium Stage, John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, Washington DC
Wednesday 24th July, 6pm
Sunday 22nd September, 2pm