Ingrid Hu

You May!

 

“A scaffold supporting different surfaces on which we can project our desires, a series of open possibilities where the rules are made up in the exchanges between two performers, and the audience.” Zoi Dimitriou

A woman and a man fall.
Is it their wish to do so?
Are they challenged by the gaze of the other?
Or by the witnessing spectators?

You May! is a dance theatre work that asks what it is to live in contemporary society, where the old paradigm of ‘you can, because you must’ has been inverted to ‘you must, because you can’. Using sound, set and lighting, this interdisciplinary piece offers the spectators propositions in the settings of imagination, desire and risk, involving interactive stage elements for the performers to engage with and challenge each other within the realms of the environment that they have been implemented in.
Concept/Choreography: Zoi Dimitriou
Dance/Performance: Zoi Dimitriou, Andrew Graham
Original Sound Composition: Andy Pink
Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
Dramaturgy: Michael Pinchbeck
Set Design: Ingrid Hu
Costume Design: Holly Waddington
Video Editing: David McCormick

 

Co-Produced by the Onassis Cultural Centre and Zoi Dimitriou Company, Commissioned by Laban Theatre, Arts Council of England and Supported by The Place, Arnolfini, Bristol Dance Consortium, British Council of Greece and Isadora and Raymond Duncan Research Dance Centre.