Daddy, I've Seen This Piece Six Times Before And I Still Don't Know Why They're Hurting Each Other...
This work premiered at the Dance Umbrella festival in 1998. Since then it has been presented extensively all over the world. As a start to our 25th anniversary in 2013, we are presenting this work. Robyn Orlin’s Daddy explores politics in the arts in terms of performance empowerment and ownership of space. Six performers fight over the same space while they wait for their director to arrive for a performance. They are in a state of panic five minutes before the show, but the director does not arrive. Their waiting becomes the background against which the collage of dances is set. Daddy, won the prestigious Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award in London for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2003 and has won the Jan Fabre Award at the Bagnolet Choreographic Society in Paris and came third in the African and Indian Ocean Choreographic Competition.
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