Two Edge Hill University Dance Lecturers will celebrate the fruits of their choreographic labour when Spanish Circus Company eia launch their latest production inTarsi in the renowned theatre el Mercat de les Flores, Barcelona.
inTarsi, which roughly translates as ‘to make things join’, is the second full length work by eia and, is described as a thoughtful, visceral show that aims to make people laugh as they think and vice versa, offering the audience a chance to take a look at things from another perspective.
The four male performers in this new venture use their circus expertise and dance skills in an engaging and entertaining way to convey emotions, scenarios and experiences common to everyday life.
According to lead choreographer Michelle Man, Associate Tutor in Dance at Edge Hill University, what sets eia apart from most companies is its focus on movement research and innovation in producing circus performance.
“Each of the performers in inTarsi comes from a very different background, bringing with them unique skillsets. This new trend that sees the intersection of Arts and research was explored through combining these different techniques, finding out how they worked together, and then choreographing the findings to create a powerful performance,” she said.
James Hewison, Senior Lecturer in Dance and Director of Student Experience in Performing Arts at Edge Hill University also worked with Michelle on choreographing the piece notes that “inTarsi is a reflection of the current state of Arts culture; everything has an element of mixed forms and hybridity.”
The company’s first show, CAPAS was staged in twelve countries, with more than 150 performances, and won the City of Barcelona Award in 2011 in the Circus Category for ‘risks taken in research and innovation’. It also won the Zirkolika Award for the best indoor circus show in 2011 and the 2012 Emilio Zapatero Circus Award at the Festival TAC in Valladolid.
inTarsi will tour Spain, France and Italy in the first half of 2016, with possible plans for the performance to come to the UK later in the year.
For more information about inTarsi and the eia Circus Company, visit http://www.circoeia.com/en/intarsi/