Over the last six years, UK-based choreographer and designer Theo Clinkard has built an international reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. He follows his recent commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba with The Days, his first full-length duet work.
The audience is invited on stage for an intimate encounter with two exceptional Finnish performers, Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen. Constructed from a singular physical concept that sustains throughout the work, The Days engenders a world of ever shifting negotiations, complex feelings and comic disconnection. Caught in an impossible loop of absurd and heartfelt exchanges, the performers journey takes the form of a lifetime shared, in this compelling performance about care, resilience and the desire for connection.
The Days will be touring the UK in 2020 and coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 May 2020. As part of the tour, Theo will be leading movement workshops specifically for those aged 60 plus at iC4C. The duet concludes with two mature guest local non-professional performers, so from these workshops Theo aims to bring two suitable and keen locals into the work itself.
The first workshop was held on Thursday 20 February, with the next taking place on Thursday 23 April. Bookings for this second workshop are now open. For full details email Hayley or call 0115 924 2016.