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After Trio A + Beginning

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After Trio A + Beginning Photo: Anna van Kooij

Andrea Božić (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and The Dance Centre

February 2-4, 2012 8:00pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street.
Post-show talkback Feb 3


After Trio A pays homage to American choreographer Yvonne Rainer’s 1966 Trio A, a pioneering postmodern dance piece that accompanied her famous No Manifesto. Stripping down dance to its bare essentials, Trio A was groundbreaking in its defiance of standard conventions of dance and perceptions of the body. Andrea Božić‘s After Trio A is not a re-staging of Rainer’s, but rather a dialogue with it. Without any prior knowledge of the original work, two dancers (Anne Cooper and Claire French) must learn a portion of it live in front of the audience, guided by a video recording. Through the interrupted repetition of the learning process, each movement is seen in a new light as the choreography is both carefully dissected and beautifully amplified.

>> No to spectacle. No to virtuosity. No to transformations and magic and make-believe.<<
Yvonne Rainer (No Manifesto,1965)

>>Yes to transparency. Yes to imagination… Yes to mistakes.<<
Andrea Božić (After No Manifesto, 2009)

Beginning is a live discourse between dancer and visual artist—and it all begins with a white page and a simple question. “Where do we begin?” Julia Willms sketches in real-time alongside the movement of Andrea Božić in a collaboratively spontaneous exchange between two artists and two disciplines.

Andrea Božić is a Croatian dancer and choreographer based in Amsterdam. Known for her bold interdisciplinary collaborations with video artist Julia Willms and composer Robert Pravda, her performances and installations propose unorthodox strategies of viewing and deal with the nature of reality and perception. She frequently produces work at Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam and tours internationally. In 2009 she became the inaugural artist in residence at Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten’s ICK Amsterdam.


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After Trio A
Concept and choreography Andrea Božić
Concept and video Julia Willms
Music, sound installation and live performance Robert Pravda
Dancers Anne Cooper and Claire French
Original performance made in collaboration with dancers Dereck Cayla and Neda Hadji-Mirzaei
Lighting design Henk Danner
Production Tanja Hendriks, ICK Amsterdam
Co-production Frascati Theatre
Co-production and commission Cover#2

Concept Andrea Božić, Julia Willms
Live drawing Julia Willms
Dance Andrea Božić
Co-production Springdance Festival, Frascati Theatre

Running time 80min