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nottdance presents

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 What happens when a performer takes a decision to do something that has not been set or rehearsed right before our very eyes? A unique chance to witness international artists improvise and take creative risks live on stage for one special performance. For this year’s festival where choice is the central premise, Dance4 wanted to give artists themselves the opportunity to explore making artistic choices live on stage. They have invited two very experienced and contrasting international artists to do this exclusively for nottdance08: Israel Galván (Spain) Miguel Pereira (Portugal) Many artists use improvisation as a tool for creating work, whilst other artists choose to focus on presenting improvised work in a live context. In a sense the evening is neither and both. Dance4 invite you and the artists to be part of an event where there is no pre destined outcomes. Israel Galván is a highly respected choreographer and performer whose work, rooted in Flamenco heritage, is partly improvised to the rhythm of the music. Israel’s work is categorized as ‘contemporary’ Flamenco as he turns the historical aesthetic rules of the artform upside down. This is a chance to share a unique moment with this truly charismatic and powerful artist. Miguel Pereira returns to Nottingham after showing 8th May 2003, Lakeside Arts Centre in nottdance03. He is an acclaimed artist and performer, who seeks to question the rules of performance, often choosing to provoke accepted codes both in the making and presenting of work. His contribution to this evening should be an unexpected unruly experience. Followed by a Post show discussion. nottdance08 takes place from 17-26 October across Nottingham. To request a brochure with full listing contact or visit Photo: Stephen Grande Jnr. / Cláudia Mateus