On 6 & 7 September I had the pleasure to join The Loose Collective in their last production "The Old Testament According to The Loose Collective" in the performances at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf
About The Old Testament According to The Loose Collective"
Absurd and comical dialogues alternate with whimsical group choreographies, snottily bawled accusations, enthusiastic dance sequences and the praising of the Promised Land with baroque choir parts. In its latest work the international collective lustfully approaches the Old Testament - with retro whigs from the Sixties, screaming electric guitars, choir and dance. The piece for five performers turns out to be an unconventional collage of parts of this world text, converted into dance, music and vocals. Adapted to the characteristics of various musical styles as electro pop, reggae and diaspora post punk, and with a good dose of irony and cynicism, the collective juggles with biblical quotes and carves out the actuality of the religious texts. The brutality and depravity of man, the futility of all aspirations as well as the utopia and the absurdness of life are presented as playful entertainment within a modern performance.
The Loose Collective is a mixture of musicians, dancers and choreographers, founded four years ago by Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Marta Navaridas and Anna Maria Nowak. Their work is marked by a great deal of individuality and freshness.
Concept, performance: Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Radek Hewelt, Marta Navaridas, Anna Maria Nowak; Music, Composition: Guenther Berger, Stephan Sperlich – 78plus; Costumes: Hanna Hollmann; Light: Peter Thalhamer; Sound: Stefan Ehgartner; Outside Eye: Jacob Banigan. A production of Kunstverein Archipelago Wien and Performanceinitiative 22 Graz, coproduced by Tanzquartier Wien, in cooperation with D.ID / Dance Identity Burgenland, modul-dance, DanceIreland Dublin, Dansenshus Stockholm, Dansescenen Copenhagen and Co-Festival, Kino Šiška Ljubljana. Funded by MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Stadt Graz Kultur, Kultur Land Steiermark and bmu:kk. The performance takes place in the frame of the project modul-dance, funded by Programm Kultur der Europäischen Union. The program series "Back to the future – 35 Jahre tanzhaus nrw“ is funded by Kunststiftung NRW.