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.
Choreography: John Scott
Dancers: Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf
Music fragments: Meredith Monk and Michael Galasso
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, Five Lamps Festival, Dublin, Teatro Goldoni, Livorno, Italy, Millennium Stage, J F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC.