Solo for Two

In development for 2018 creation & touring

The British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu spend exactly half of his life in Brazil and the other half in Britain. Solo for two is the second solo production of a trilogy in which he explores his own identity in-between.

In the first solo Blood, he focused on the inside of the body: the cell structures of blood and other fluids; dialoguing with the visual universe of Gilbert & George (who collaborated on the project) through interactive technology and projection. Solo for two will focus on the outward journey: how a migratory identity is created by cycles of loss (letting go) and new beginnings

In Solo for Two, Jean Abreu will revisit the archive of his dancer’s body, formed in-between different cultures and dance languages. He will dialogue with ‘The Other’, which is either the technology with which we supplement and multiply ourselves or another body that both mirrors and opposes us and through which we may find ourselves. ’And by exploring this Third Space, we may elude the politics of polarity and emerge as the others of ourselves.’ (Homi K. Bhabha, The Location of Culture, 2004, p. 56)

Solo for Two
Production Information
Creative team
Artistic Director / Choreographer and Dancer: Jean Abreu
Dramaturg: Guy Cools
Dancer: Margarida Macieira
Digital Artist: Michele Panegrossi

Sound design : Luca Biada

Costume desing : Abdul Hamid

Human Robot Interaction Adviser: Dr Leon Watts ( Sinior Lecuture in Computer Science , University of Bath)

Producer : Natalie Richardson Konzept Arts & Ideas

Solo fro Two is commissioned by : SouthBank Centre and Horniman Museum

Supported By: Edge Arts and Unisversity of Bath, Swindon Dance , O espaco do tempo - Portugal and Laban Theatre.

Funded by : Arts Council England