Luxembourg's Grand Théâtre will be showcasing two performances of "Session", a duet by renowned traditional Irish dance artist Colin Dunne and inter-nationally revered Flemish-Moroccan choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, on 21 and 22 January 2020 at 20:00.
Following the inspiring duet "zero degrees" by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan, this new performance is another opportunity to witness a duet by two outstanding artists of contemporary dance: leading traditional Irish dance artist Colin Dunne and internationally revered Flemish-Moroccan choreographer and dancer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, who fuses eclectic influences including martial arts, hip hop and jazz into his unique choreographic style.
In "Session", these two highly accomplished and diverse performers draw from the rich rhythmical and sonic aspects of Dunne’s traditional Irish dance to discover their relational possibilities through an exploration of sound.
The lines between movement and music, seeing and listening become a source of play, as Dunne and Cherkaoui create new modes of sound-making, ranging from the graceful to the absurd. They are joined on stage by composer Michael Gallen and musician Soumik Datta. Gallen’s score draws upon a diversity of sonic and musical sources, threading the melodic eccentricities of percussive dance, timbral noise and sean-nós ornamentation into a larger sound world that includes overlapping pianos and strings, electroacoustic textures and polyphonic choral performance.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (no intermission).
Tickets cost €15/€20/€25 for adults and €8 for young people.
Venue: Grande Salle, Grand Théâtre
Organiser: Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Price: See above