Daniel Linehan’s sspeciess. Photo © Danny Willems

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Daniel Linehan: sspeciess

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Daniel Linehan’s sspeciess. Photo © Danny Willems
Marie Pons
Exploring co-existence and ‘becoming-with’, Daniel Linehan’s new group piece radiates radical softness

 

The light reveals a set design that resembles a minimalist building site: pieces of fabric, construction cones, a crumpled silver space blanket, a pile of books, a tall metallic structure, pieces of wood. The five performers of Daniel Linehan’s new sspeciess walk towards us with smiling faces and kind looks, immediately opening an empathetic channel between them and the audience. Each performer grabs a cone and climbs up in the rows. The light turns off and the dancers blow gently…

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