Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, a French choreographer of Vietnamese heritage, presents two contrasting works.
Fractale begins with a simple touch. Three dancers, standing on stage in just swim wear, add layer upon layer of touches to become a constantly moving sculpture. Set to music from Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this mesmerising trio creates complex patterns from a simple structure.
In -transire-, two dancers and two vocalists share the stage. Both couples follow a journey from harmonious beginnings to the heightened energy of a trance-like state. Breadth and clarity give way to a frantic breakdown of flow as the performers seem to lose themselves in various states of consciousness – before calm descends and a sense of wonder settles.
Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh founded her company, Sui Generis, in 1998. Frequently collaborating across art forms, Vo-Dinh’s work draws on many influences. Sui Generis has been based in Rennes, France since 2004.