Torus, defined in geometry as a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three dimensional space around an axis coplanar with the circle, and commonly known as a donut for its shape, is found everywhere in nature, from an apple to the Earth’s magnetic field, and described in Eastern practices as the energetic field.
Torus is Humanhood’s much anticipated first group piece performed by Rudi and Julia with the newly joined exceptional company dancers, merging the energetic synergy and physical vocabulary into a tribal hurricane of effortless fluidity.
This brand new work is currently commissioned by Birmingham Dance Hub, DanceXchange, Sadler's Wells and supported by La Caldera, RocaUmbert, Birmingham University; and will be premiered in February 2019, bringing on to the world’s dance stage Humanhood’s signature movement, integral aesthetic and bold uniqueness. Julia and Rudi will be collaborating with light designer Tom Visser, polish duo composer EIF and costume designer Mark Howard.
Premiering in Spring 2019
From one to two and many, Torus was a natural evolution from ZERO.
'This work is a physical, mental and spiritual process, holding the stage as a sacred place. We are interested in how the individuals in synchrony can create an ever evolving entity, becoming space and time itself, expanding out from the core/heart and imploding into singularity, like the centre point of a Torus. Rhythm will become visual, sonic and kinesthetic.' - R&J
Concept, Artistic Direction & Choreography: Júlia Robert Parés and Rudi Cole
Performance: Humanhood company dancers
Light Design: Tom Visser
Costume Design: Mark Howard
Music & Composition: Kamil Boguslawski and Kamil Ilcewicz (EIF)
Music Mastering: Alex Forster
In collaboration with Birmingham University Physics and Astrophysics Department.
Commissioned by Birmingham Dance Hub, DanceXchange and Sadler's Wells.
Researched as part of Choreodrome (The Place)
Supported by La Caldera, RocaUmbert.
Funded by Arts Council England.