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Compagnie Thor'
Compagnie Thor'
1998
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Video comprises a recording of Thierry Smits' dance piece, 'Corps(e)', being a three part study of the 'suffering and exultant body' for seven dancers, including a circus performer, based on the paintings of Robert Mapplethorpe, Caravaggio annd Francis Bacon. The first part takes a classical look at the body in a sequence that gives priority to working on the individual. This is achieved by a series of different solos and duets that involve stills and flashes. Next comes the body seen from a baroque perspective, moving in a group, marked by theatrical expression and dramatised by light. Last comes the body exposed in a contemporary manner, seen through its tensions, disorientation and frenzied energy. Original music is by 'Noise maker's fifes' and Luc van Lieshout. Contains nudity. Anyone requiring access to this film should contact Manchester Archives and Local Studies in advance on 0161 234 1980 or at archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk. The VHS copy is held as part of The Theatre Collection, Department of Drama, University of Bristol, Cantocks Close, Bristol BS8 1UP (telephone 0117 3315086 or visit www.bristol.ac.uk/theatrecollection). Related Material:See also M800/3/8/3/4; M800/7/131; M800/7/172; M800/7/1; M800/7/167; M800/7/124Running Length:30 minutesFormat:VHS PALArtist:Rafaella Galdi, Isabelle Germonpre, Muriel Janssens, Regis Leroy, Lucius Romeo-Fromm, Michael Sears, Krzysztof SolekLocation:Belgium
Title:
Compagnie Thor'
Date of work:
1998
Reference number:
GB127.M800/7/109
Level of description:
Item from Fonds: queerupnorth (GB127.M800)
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Arrangement:
Storage Code: 43944Storage Desc: Type: 1 box CapacityType ALocation: Central Library SR2/121/3/5userwrapped2: SB
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COMPONENT
Language:
English
Record number:
7958175
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