A magnetic performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights, and virtuosic movement
If we started at point zero, how would we look at reality and experience life? Two individuals dive into a sea of energy, reconnecting with identity.
A magnetic performance of immersive sound, hypnotising lights, and virtuosic movement where the two dancers entangle through a ritualistic journey. Experience a spiritual dance and get transported into a dream-like world of imagination and beauty.
In their first full-length duet, Rudi and Julia reveal a distinguished sensibility to create intimate and unique worlds on stage, where pure rawness merges with elegance. ZERO is not just a visually mesmerising duet, but also a sonically immersive piece presented with a surround sound score that submerges the audience into a sound bath.
The symbiotic connection between the two dancers and the synchronicity of their movement brings an entrancing effect to the viewer. Powder-like stardust lies on the floor shaping a circle surrounding the performers and morphs as the piece unfolds, to leave a swirling print on stage at the end of the show.
The duet premiered in October 2016 at mac Birmingham and has toured in the UK & Internationally including Daegu International Dance Festival (S.Korea), M1Festival(Singapore), OpenLook International Dance Festival (Russia). The 15min extract of ZERO won 1st Prize at Madrid Choreography Competition & the Tanja Liedtke Prize at Hannover International Choreography Competition. Rudi & Julia were commissioned by The Movement, a partnership between Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry & Birmingham Hippodrome, to re-work the extract for large-scale stages & be presented at Sadler’s Wells & The Lowry Dance:Sampled 2018.
'Extraordinary performance... Like time stopped'
'An experience that is intriguing and immersive, highly evocative, excitingly strange and achingly familiar.'
Peter Jacobs / The Reviews Hub
'...a sensory explosion of music and movement, thrashing together as equal and powerful partners.'
Eve Ryan/ North West End
Artistic Direction, Choreography and Performance
Julia Robert and Rudi Cole (HUMANHOOD)
Horne Horneman (Re-worked with Tom Visser)
Composition and Sound Design
Gyda Valtysdottir (cello and voice), Alex Forster, Xhosa Cole, Azizi Cole and Shahzad Ismaily (Re-worked with: Victory Groves, Ruth Angell, Francis Gallagher, Sarah Farmer)
Shanelle Clemenson (Re-worked with Jorge Crecis)
Re-work Commissioned by
The Movement Partnership: Sadler’s Wells, The Lowry and Birmingham Hippodrome
DanceXchange, Ace Dance and Music, La Caldera, and Shawbrook
Arts Council England