Form of a Motion/Two to One

Duet extracted from “UNDO”, a contemporary tribute to the moving human body. “UNDO” was premiered by VEDANZA at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg in December 2017, Form of a Motion/Two to One was premièred at The Old Mine, Outokumpu, Finland in October 2018.

Devoid of a preconceived narrative and based solely on a readiness to follow and facilitate reactions and responses to off-balance movement and myo-fascial elasticity, Form of a Motion/Two to One develops from a solo into a duet. The work fully inscribes itself in the contemporary reality, reflecting on and continuing to pursue the challenging concerns of post-modern dance artists.

“Passionate about the link between art and science, Emanuela Iacopini continues her on-going research on fascia with “UNDO”. For this original full length work, she invited choreographer, dancer and pedagogue Frey Faust, a figure of the eighties New York dance scene and author of the Axis Syllabus, an analytical approach to movement based on scientific data” (City Magazine, Dec. 2017).

“Very beautiful… something for the greater public!” (Frank Hoffmann, director of Théâtre National du Luxembourg, 16 Dec. 2017).

“This duet invites the viewer in, which is not always the case with improvisational structures…” (Bryan Brady, director of the Laban Theatre, London, 20 Dec. 2017)

Past tour:

Aug 2018 @ Dansarte, Patras, Greece (informal showing)
Première Oct 2018 @ Kiisu Theatre, the Old Mine in Outokumpu, Finland
May 2019 @ Vitlycke Centre of Performing Arts, Tanumshede, Sweden
Nov 2019 @ Scie Festival, Bologna, Italy (solo version)
Dec 2019 @ Brindisi Performing Arts Festival, Fondazione Teatro Verdi (solo version)
Aug 2020 @ UprisingUp festival/Axis Syllabus in Italia, Cisternino, Puglia, Italy
Apr 2021 @ 25th Festival Habana Vieja, Ciudad en Movimiento (online) La Havana, Cuba
Jun 2022 @ Vedanza Studios, Luxembourg

Première (UNDO): Dec 2017 @ Théâtre National de Luxembourg
Apr 2018 @ TUFA Trier, Germany

Form of a Motion/Two to One 

Duration: 15 min

Choreography and dance: Emanuela Iacopini and Frey Faust
Music: Rajivan Ayyappan
Light design: Nico Tremblay
Costume design: Michèle Tonteling

Production: Form of a Motion/Two to One, a duet extracted from “UNDO”, the evening length work produced by VEDANZA, co-produced by Théâtre National du Luxembourg (TNL), Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois (TROIS C-L) with the support of Tufa Tanz, Tuchfabrick Trier, Hannah Ma Dance, Fondation Indépendance, FOCUNA.