NEWS is a solo about the relationship between ‘the body as the teacher’ and the dancer’s capacity to notice the body’s voice.
NEWS doesn't look for answers, statements or direction - rather it simply exists in its being and opens to the very moment.
NEWS allows the intelligence of the body to speak and direct and brings us to unexpected places.
NEWS invites us to laugh at our own seriousness and challenges our assumptions about 'dance'.
NEWS fascinates by its simplicity and the multi-layered nature of moment.
A solo choreographed by Deborah Hay as part of the Solo Performance Commissioning Project 2006, Scotland
Choreography: Deborah Hay
Performance and adaptation: Bettina Neuhaus
Costume: Mona Veld
Light: Ellen Knops
Premiered 2007 in Amsterdam
Supported by Gill Clarke / Independent Dance, London, Bodysurf Scotland, all patrons from 12 countries that have supported the SPCP financially; Tanzufer Bregenz.
Photos: Ellen van der Kooij
Further performances: Delftse Cultuur Kick (2007) Tanzufer Bregenz (2007), Bathkapel The Hague (2008), The Hague Space OXU NOU Crete (2009), Festival Imprévu Strasbourg (2010), Centre Culturel Engis (2011), Container Festival Brecia (2011).
Read more about the Solo Performance Commissioning Project here