20th May 2022 8:05pm - 26th May 2022 10:00pm

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24th May 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Q&A with Pauline Torzuoli & DG Dance
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Showcasing the in-house choreographic talent at Scottish Dance Theatre, company member Pauline Torzuoli presents the solo work: Thin h/as h/air.

Part biographical and part fiction, this piece is a portrait created for and with Guest Dancer Yosuke Kusano. “Aren’t trees the hair of the Earth?” This question was the seed from which the piece grew. While researching the resemblance between human hair and trees, we discovered two beautiful natural phenomena: Itla Okla (a south American air plant), and Hair Ice (ephemeral strands of ice that grow on fallen trees in Northern countries).

Examining these two curiosities turned the studio into a laboratory, bringing a scientific lens to our creative space. Slowly, as the piece took root, a journey of a man evolved: from scientist to the spirit of a tree. Thin h/as h/air was originally premiered at Dundee Rep as part of the SPUTNIK choreographic platform in December 2019.

CREATIVE TEAM

Choreography Pauline Torzuoli

Performer Yosuke Kusano

Lighting Design Emma Jones

Costume Design Pauline Torzuoli

Music Nheengatu by Kurup, Pipistrellus by biosphere

Filmed and edited by Tao-Anas Le Thanh

Attend a Q&A with the choreographer, Pauline Torzuoli on Tuesday 24th May, 8pm online in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Dance.  

Pauline was born in Grasse in the south of France. She started with a ballet education in ESDC Rosella Hightower in Cannes, followed by a contemporary education in Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy.

Pauline started her career first as a freelancer in the Netherlands and worked more deeply with the choreographer Hiedi Vierthaler for choreographic collaborations and for the continuous development of her Stream-Flow movement method. They met in 2010 and have kept on working together since then. Pauline is part of Heidi Vierthaler’s collaborative group, Hato Project.

In 2012 Pauline joined Regensburg Dance Theater, under the direction of Yuki Mori, and has worked there with choreographers such as Marina Mascarell, Stephan Thoss, Giuseppe Spota, Ihsan Rustem, and Shumpei Nemoto.

In parallel to her career as a dancer, Pauline also developed her own choreographic work and was selected in November 2017 by the Choreographic Centre of Heidelberg to be one of the five residents of the 2017 season, for their programme, Focus Global.

Pauline joined Scottish Dance Theatre May 2018.

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Our D&G Arts Festival at Hame is kindly sponsored by the Open University: