FROM 10 YEARS
DURATION: 45 min
TAKE A SEAT! SIT DOWN! YOU ARE ON THE BENCH! TIME OUT! ALL IN GOOD TIME! ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT PLACE?
BENCHED is a brutally honest bodily tale about life's big and very small questions. About settling down. About daring to sit in opposition, about sitting cross legged, about being sat, put off or benched. About taking, creating, and giving space, and preferably remembering to do so before falling on your ass where the bench ends.
"It's just a matter of getting out and experiencing this unique company before they jump even further onto the world stage, where they rightfully belong."
"'Benched' exudes energy, and in the end you are almost struggling to stay seated, because the infectious physicality of the five dancers spreads to the entire theatre: Uppercut Dance Theater - at its most playful and at ease."
"'Wow, how the five dancers toss themselves around a long back bench, in a fusion of street and modern dance, as if it were a bouncy, launch pad. A playful and cool symbiosis between men and bench."
Mark Philip / Patrick Afuale Eirup
Jens Scyth Brøndum
Stephanie Thomasen in
collaboration with dancers
IDEA & CONCEPT DESIGN:
Rodrigo y Gabriela
PRODUCTION & TOURING:
Maja Bonde Holtze
Uppercut Dance Theater is a diverse and international dance company.
The company offers a fresh fusion of different dance styles, which is illustrated by the individual dancers' different backgrounds in capoeira, break dance, acrobatics and contemporary dance.
For more info see www.uppercutdanseteater.dk