Spanish premiere Country: The Netherlands Approx. duration: 40 mins - "Interior drama": 22 mins, "Radial courses": 18 mins (with interval of five minutes)
One of the more interesting new dance makers in the Netherlands.
2: Dialogue with Lucinda is a dance piece based on the early work of the renowned American choreographer Lucinda Childs. The company of Austrian-born Nicole Beutler, also a choreographer who is now based in Amsterdam, has created a bold remake of two of Childs' silent works, Radial Courses (1976) and Interior Drama (1977) converting them into a moving spectacle.
Beutler feels in tune with her New York counterpart when she thinks about how to express dance onstage. The eyes of the audience should perceive the human being in its bodily and psychic reality. And to do this, it is necessary to avoid any distraction. There is no need for objects when one has in front of you a human being willing to reveal its absolute climax through the beauty of its movements. The performance guidelines on which 2: Dialogue with Lucinda is based captivate the audience at the same time as being imperceptible.
It is in that mysterious game where the writer bases the strength of the production. Beutler gives special attention to the intense sense of responsibility held by each dancer and highlights their strong concentration and capacity for sacrifice. It is for these reasons that Beutler's work could not exist as an isolated exercise. If her raw material is the essence of human being, its consequence is, therefore, the connection with the public, expressed almost in an urgent call which feeds on the resonant visual elements.