Urge is a duet for two men, exploring the nature of instinctive, visceral compulsions and how they define us.
Drawing on his experience in contemporary, Latin American and martial art forms, Abreu’s dancing marries sensuality with feline grace and razor-sharp agility. This duet explores the nature of our urges and how they define us. In contrast with the rational mind, urges draw us to our visceral needs and instinctual desires. Nature dictates this form of compulsion, making us question, who or what is really in charge. Our vulnerabilities become exposed as our urges fight for control within us.
Images by Jean Abreu Dance
“Abreu is definitely a talent”
"His partner in the duet Urge is Andrey Petrovic, a mild, milky youth who is physically Abreu's opposite."
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
Monday, 17 April 2006
The Place Theatre, London
Wednesday, 26 April 2006
Stamford Arts Centre
Concept and Choreography Jean Abreu
Performers Jean Abreu and Andrej Petrovic
Music Neil Kaczor
Lighting Designer Sarah Gilmartin
Costume Designer Tony Wood
Urge was originally commissioned for the inaugural Place Prize in 2004 with support by Bloomberg.