Thursday, April 9, 2009

Charles Atlas' World

I went to see an interesting conversation between Charles Atlas (no, not the bodybuilder, but a dance and video artist!) and John Scott upstairs in the Abbey
theatre foyer on Monday evening. Fascinating! Here's the blurb:

"MAN TO MAN: American voices, Charles Atlas

Pioneering film and video artist, Charles Atlas (collaborator with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Marina Abramovic, Diamanda Galás and Leigh Bowery) in conversation with choreographer, John Scott."

We watched an excerpt of Atlas's very funky and diamond-encrusted choreography, to give us a feel of his Andy-Warhol inspired world. He's a close collaborator of Merce Cunningham (film-maker in residence 1978 - 1983), the illustrious list above, and now the extraordinary Anthony of Anthony and the Johnstons too. I can't wait to see the result of that collaboration! Here in Dublin at the moment Charles is collaborating with John Scott and his Irish Modern Dance Theatre - the fruits of which we can look forward to in 2010. Watch that space.

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