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Local Talk (performed by ALLEN'S LINE)


Local Talk is the human social microcosm, whispered or shouted. It has detail of the daily and urgency which makes a whole generation of movement. It has a message to the single other human and a message to the whole populous gathered around. Its duets and trios, arrangements and fractures are sudden and cutting, they dive straight into their fleshy state to instantly reveal their nature.
The hanging chalk-board, the chalk, the wipe and the ropes from which the board is suspended are the floating place for the written word to accompany the spoken word and dancing bodies. Both bodies and words are written from the gut and leave utterances in the air.


(Performed by 8 performers)



ALLEN'S LINE


Allen's Line is a Brussels (Be) based company of dancers and a poet directed by dancer/poet Julyen Hamilton.
The central theme is the work with dance, space, text and voice orchestrating all and each of these elements and doing it all on the fly as an instant composition in performance. Letting these areas of expression be made and housed all together, their individual qualities constantly interacting at different levels, weaving a whole, multi layered expression.
Stories, conversations, vocal lines, melodies and dialogue all present, supporting and providing contexts for each other.
Since 2009 they have made four pieces. We've made the triptych The Arrival - The Voyage - Local Talk. These pieces have been performed in Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Strasbourg. In late 2012 they premiered in Berlin with a new piece titled 'i smooth crimson'. In 2013 they will take this piece to Paris, Brussels and Oslo.



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Photos performance in Strasbourg Oct 2012: Patrick Beelaert







2013


22 Jun @ DCJ, Brussels
21 Jun @ DCJ, Brussels



2012


10 Oct @ Festival Imprévu, Strasbourg
28 Sep @ Festival Imprévu, Brussels



2011


24 Apr @ Cellule 133a, Brussels
16 Apr @ Micadanses Paris (Canaldanse)




Poetry


Poetry is being performed live on stage by the performers through body and voice.



Duration of the Performance


50 to 55 minutes.



Credits


Direction: Julyen Hamilton
Performers: Barbara Pereyra (Ar), Boris Cossio (Ar), Paolo Cingolani (It), Billie Hanne (Be), Julyen Hamilton (Uk/Spain), Agostina d'Allessandro (Ar), Theodossia Stathi (Gr), Ana Iommi (Ar)
Lights and Decor: Julyen Hamilton



Promotional Material


We invest a lot of time in creating visual material that helps promote the performance. We provide you with pictures, video and text in the format you require for your brochure, website or flyer.



Decor and Technical Info


Decor is chalk and a board that needs to be hung or placed at a place in the performance space.


The performance will be designed specifically for the space it is presented in. We work fast and efficiently and are skilled in making choices in set design that make the performance match the performance space you offer.

We can work with a light technician you offer or with our own, depending on the circumstances. Best is you send us pictures and technical info on the space and then we can clearly gauge what is needed.

Miami

It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame.


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i smooth crimson (performed by ALLEN'S LINE)


'i smooth crimson' faces the porosity and impermeability of systems and human situations. Any system or situation, indeed any organism, is in some way bounded and this gives it the strength of clarity through demarkation as well as paradoxically a certain rigidity which can reduce its porosity.
The decor forms a near cocoon or bounded space, a lattice of red ribbon, lightly woven about the theatre space, in which stories are revealed, danced, spoken and arranged. They are not obscured but harboured.


(Performed by 4 performers)



ALLEN'S LINE


Allen's Line is a Brussels (Be) based company of dancers and a poet directed by dancer/poet Julyen Hamilton.
The central theme is the work with dance, space, text and voice orchestrating all and each of these elements and doing it all on the fly as an instant composition in performance. Letting these areas of expression be made and housed all together, their individual qualities constantly interacting at different levels, weaving a whole, multi layered expression.
Stories, conversations, vocal lines, melodies and dialogue all present, supporting and providing contexts for each other.
Since 2009 they have made four pieces. We've made the triptych The Arrival - The Voyage - Local Talk. These pieces have been performed in Brussels, Berlin, Paris and Strasbourg. In late 2012 they premiered in Berlin with a new piece titled 'i smooth crimson'. In 2013 they will take this piece to Paris, Brussels and Oslo.



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Photos performance in Berlin 2012




2013


06 Oct @ CODA Oslo International Dance Festival, Oslo Opera House
07 Jul @ Carthago Delenda Est, Brussels
04 May @ Micadanses, Paris (Canaldanse)



2012


16 Dec @ Schwelle 7, Berlin
15 Dec @ Schwelle 7, Berlin




Poetry


Poetry is being performed live on stage by the performers through body and voice.



Duration of the Performance


50 to 55 minutes.



Credits


Direction: Julyen Hamilton
Performers: Paolo Cingolani (It), Billie Hanne (Be), Julyen Hamilton (Uk/Spain), Theodossia Stathi (Gr)
Lights and Decor: Julyen Hamilton



Promotional Material


We invest a lot of time in creating visual material that helps promote the performance. We provide you with pictures, video and text in the format you require for your brochure, website or flyer.



Decor and Technical Info


Decor is red ribbon, red fabric, with which we make a lattice, a cocoon like structure, in the space.


The performance will be designed specifically for the space it is presented in. We work fast and efficiently and are skilled in making choices in set design that make the performance match the performance space you offer.

We can work with a light technician you offer or with our own, depending on the circumstances. The light design is done by us. Best is you send us pictures and technical info on the space and then we can clearly gauge what is needed.


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HORSE/MOIST (performed by The Wheel)


When the horse turned on his heels
and took the sunken road
we changed.


In HORSE/MOIST the performers fine-tune their movement and utterances to the actions of the other. There is room for the universal as well as for the profoundly personal. Dance and text are placed in the living world of the horse and there they resound through body and voice, through space and time. The horse understands all. In HORSE/MOIST the metaphore is real, the metaphore is the amplified reality.

(Performed by 2 performers)



THE WHEEL


THE WHEEL is a Theatre of Poetic Imagination founded by poet Billie Hanne in the spring of 2012. Seamlessly weaving together poetry and movement, word and dance, it brings forth quick-witted and sharply outlined poetry performances in a theatre setting. Through radical and direct handling of body and language it speaks to the deep universal in the human state which is instantly familiar to each of us.

Since its recent awakening THE WHEEL has performed Minor Arcana in Brussels (BE), HORSE/MOIST in Brussels (BE) and Amsterdam (NL), Palace in London (UK) and Amsterdam (NL), and Hamlet in Palace in Schiedam (NL)



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Photos different performances in Brussels (BE) and footage video performance Brussels (BE) - Berlin (GE) 2012 - 2013



2013


30 Aug @ Carthago Delenda Est, Brussels (BE)
06 Jul @ Carthago Delenda Est, Brussels (BE)
05 Jul @ Carthago Delenda Est, Brussels (BE)
11 Apr @ OT301, Amsterdam (NL)
01 Mar @ Grand Studio (Private Showing), Brussels (BE)



2012

28 Oct @ Garage 29, Brussels (BE)




Poetry


Poetry is being performed live on stage by the performers through body and voice.



Duration of the Performance


50 to 55 minutes.



Credits


Direction: Billie Hanne
Performers: Billie Hanne (Be), Julyen Hamilton (Uk/Spain)
Lights and Decor: Billie Hanne



Promotional Material


We invest a lot of time in creating visual material that helps promote the performance. We provide you with pictures and text in the format you require for your brochure, website or flyer.



Decor and Technical Info


Decor is a square made of earth that defines the architecture of the created performance space and a blanket.


The performance will be designed specifically for the space it is presented in. We work fast and efficiently and are skilled in making choices in set design that make the performance match the performance space you offer.

We can work with a light technician you offer or with our own, depending on the circumstances. The light design is done by us. Best is you send us pictures and technical info on the space and then we can clearly gauge what is needed.


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HAMLET in PALACE (performed by The Wheel)



Oh Palace,
What night were we born?


This procession is spiritual and unapologetic.
These words are rooted.
This body speaks.

HAMLET in PALACE is a solo performance piece where the imagined word is made real, made concrete, given life and breath. Sounds, phrases, snippets of meaning and full text create future in space and time and leave a trace of past for ever altered by what is next.

(Solo performance)



THE WHEEL


THE WHEEL is a Theatre of Poetic Imagination founded by poet Billie Hanne in the spring of 2012. Seamlessly weaving together poetry and movement, word and dance, it brings forth quick-witted and sharply outlined poetry performances in a theatre setting. Through radical and direct handling of body and language it speaks to the deep universal in the human state which is instantly familiar to each of us.

Since its recent awakening THE WHEEL has performed Minor Arcana in Brussels (BE), HORSE/MOIST in Brussels (BE) and Amsterdam (NL), Palace in London (UK) and Amsterdam (NL), and Hamlet in Palace in Schiedam (NL)



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Photos performance in Brussels 2013



2013


01 Sep @ Carthago Delenda Est, Brussels (BE)
25 May @ Ruimte in Beweging (One Night), Schiedam (NL)



2012


01 Dec @ Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam (NL)
01 Dec @ Winlab Festival, London (UK)




Poetry


Poetry is being performed live on stage by the performers through body and voice.



Duration of the Performance


50 to 55 minutes.



Credits


Direction: Billie Hanne
Performers: Billie Hanne (Be)
Lights and Decor: Billie Hanne



Promotional Material


We invest a lot of time in creating visual material that helps promote the performance. We provide you with pictures and text in the format you require for your brochure, website or flyer.



Decor and Technical Info


Decor are light wooden sticks, a newspaper and sometimes a couple of other minimal manipulations to make the performance space look more succinct, sharper and transparent.


The performance will be designed specifically for the space it is presented in. We work fast and efficiently and are skilled in making choices in set design that make the performance match the performance space you offer.

We can work with a light technician you offer or with our own, depending on the circumstances. The light design is done by us. Best is you send us pictures and technical info on the space and then we can clearly gauge what is needed.


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The Immaterial World (performed by Julyen Hamilton)


This is Hamilton's take on the beyond as it resides right in the here and now.
It is both eerie and assuring; it wavers calmly on the edge of perception and understanding. It provides little reference except the movement of and the sounds from the body.
"Welcome to the Immaterial World."

Over the past 15 years Julyen Hamilton has made many solos where the spoken word has played a clear and powerful role. Here now, words as complete units of verbal sense, are highly dissolved; letters forming words, forming sentence, leading to meaning or suggestion or metaphor, are all let go of, left to be as they might be in another realm.

Here the voice is mainly wordless.

Here in the Immaterial World other matters matter ......and voice is an agent of tone tune rhythm rhyme and the various levels of vocal vagueness and clarity form as a web to catch the guts of the piece, the 'anima' of the action.
And this voice is lead by and leads the body, living in sound as the dancing flesh works its way into common matter common space and theatrical time.

(Solo performance)

JULYEN HAMILTON


Julyen Hamilton (UK) is a poet and a dancer whose career spans over 35 years. He is a prolific artist, mainly active on the dance scene. His work is known world wide.

Hamilton started dancing in London in the mid 1970s. His performances are radical, meaning they go down to the root, to the essence of what they need to say.
Since 1990 he has made more than 100 solos that have been performed all over the world. They involve dance, live poetry and a theatrical setting. His latest solo the Immaterial World has been performed all over Europe as well as in the US.



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Photos performance in Brussels, Strasbourg, New York, Seattle 2010-2013




2013


09 Mar @ Espazio Performatico ed Espositvo, Vorno (IT)



2012


01 DEc @ Winlab Festical, London (UK)
30 Jul @ Velocity Dance Festival, Seattle (USA)
23 May @ Pacific CDC, Grenoble (FR)
07 Apr @ Ramdam, Lyon (FR)



2011


03 Dec @ St. Mark's Church, New York (USA)
10 Nov @ Festival Linkvostok, Minneapolis (USA)
26 Oct @ Theatre Atalante, Göteborg (SW)
28 Mar @ Teatro della Limonaia, Siesto Fiorentino (IT)
27 Mar @ Teatro della Limonaia, Siesto Fiorentino (IT)



2010


19 Dec @ Schwelle 7, Berlin (GE)
18 Dec @ Schwelle 7, Berlin (GE)
25 Nov @ Spazio Usi, Milano (IT)
12 Nov @ Festival Imprévu, Strasbourg (FR)
24 Oct @ Festival Densités Pôle Cultural, Fresnes-en-Woevre (FR)
16 Aug @ Festival Linkvostok, Yaroslavl, (RU)
19 Jun @ Danscentrum Jette, Brussels (BE)
20 May @ Fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam (GE)
03 Apr @ Théâtre Galpon, Geneva (CH)
07 Jan @ OT301, Amsterdam (NL)






Poetry


Poetry is being performed live on stage by the performer through body and voice.



Duration of the Performance


50 to 55 minutes.



Credits


Direction and Performance: Julyen Hamilton
Lights and Decor: Julyen Hamilton



Promotional Material


We invest a lot of time in creating visual material that helps promote the performance. We provide you with pictures, video and text in the format you require for your brochure, website or flyer.



Decor and Technical Info


Decor is a silver bowl with water, a knife, and possibly some other objects.


The performance will be designed specifically for the space it is presented in. We work fast and efficiently and are skilled in making choices in set design that make the performance match the performance space you offer.

We can work with a light technician you offer or with our own, depending on the circumstances. The light design is done by us. Best is you send us pictures and technical info on the space and then we can clearly gauge what is needed.

The Intangibility of Julyen Hamilton’s World


(Written by Mariko Nagashima on the Seattle Performance of July 30th 2012 and published in SeattleDances Magazine)


In the program notes for Julyen Hamilton’s The Immaterial World, he eloquently explains the piece as having “various levels of vocal vagueness and clarity [which] form as a web to catch the guts of the piece, the ‘anima’ of the action.” He knows his work well. Throughout the program, presented as part of Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Hamilton, an internationally renowned British artist, ranged from incoherent grumblings to animated gibberish and the occasional enunciated phrase, all of which served as a catalyst for and frame to his improvised movement. In this hour-long solo performance at Broadway Performance Hall Monday, July 30, 2012, Hamilton clearly demonstrated his mastery of the art of improvisation.


A slim, sinewy man with a closely cut grizzled grey beard, Hamilton began the work perched on a small blue stool, his back toward the audience, snapping a pocket knife open and closed. Various other props lay about the stage: a canteen, a towel, a silver bowl, and a long metal pole, all later incorporated into the loose narrative of his ramblings. He muttered nonsensically, grunting, coughing, and (quite literally) spitting as he gesticulated. The bare stage, with it wings removed, became a playground and container for his “immaterial world,” which felt both enormously present and simultaneously elusive. His mumblings and appearance created an almost quixotic air, a light-hearted mood laced with physical humor and surprises.


The words didn’t make sense, but they were perfectly understandable. His vocal cadences, coupled with clear and purposeful gestures, created identifiable scenarios and emotions, without veering toward mimed triteness. Over the course of the performance he became a man easily chatting over coffee, simpering in a bow, brashly conducting an orchestra, herding sheep, monotonously plowing a field, vigorously rowing, stumbling drunkenly, vomiting, pleading to stay, and finally, exiting intrepidly through a paper-covered opening at the rear of the stage.


When he did employ words, he played with their configuration, inverting and permuting the phrases the same way he shaped his movement. He physically constructed situations for himself with the movement then colored and shaded them with vocalizations. In a wonderful interchange with a wet towel he dubbed ‘Alice,’ Hamilton odiously held the towel (her) in front of him while standing on a stool, waiting as it dripped into the bowl of water below, and spoke to her in dead-pan, measured tones. “Alice. I, have, patience, for, you, Alice.” Having constructed this situation where he must wait for the towel to finish dripping, he cleverly found a way out of it: “Alice, if you could stay here I could go dance. Try to stay here, Alice.” As he let go, gravity intervened and she dropped into the bowl. “I go dancing anyway,” Hamilton quipped, and a wistful, waltzing passage ensued.


The lighting, designed by Amiya Brown, played a huge role in Hamilton’s performance as well. Brown crafted the lighting in the moment, which both spurred and responded to Hamilton’s work. In one instance, he suddenly noticed his shadow, greeting it as an old friend, and in another his faux screams prompted a dramatic wash of blood-red light. Hamilton used the props, lighting, words, and movement as instruments to whittle away the physical space and time, carving his “immaterial world” into the here-and-now and letting it dissolve as quickly as it was rendered.


That’s the beauty of Hamilton’s The Immaterial World and improvisation in general; that moment in-the-moment that feels like sand slipping through the fingers the tighter one grasps it. SFDI provides more opportunities to see moments like this the rest of the week, with Off the Cuff on August 2, Bark/Transcontinental on August 3, and the SFDI Participant Performance on August 4. Hamilton performs again at Off the Cuff; make the most of this opportunity to see him, you won’t be disappointed.


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