Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dancing While Sitting: Up and Over It

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I always hesitate to post a viral video since it's already been seen by millions, no doubt including many of my readers, but there are 7.2 billion people in the world, and yesterday's viral video is forgotten by tomorrow, whereas this here blogopedia is eternal, give or take a few years, so....

The performance is by Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding, the video by Jonny Reed. and they go by the name of Up & Over It They describe themselves as "nouveau folk deconstructionists," whatever that means, but my guess is you physical comedians will enjoy what they do with movement and rhythm. Like some of my recent posts, they use a table, but not for acrobatics!

Here's my favorite example of their work (or you can watch it full screen here):

video


Just to show you they don't always stay close to a percussive surface, here's Three Little Words, a dance piece with more movement through space, even a few basic chair and partner acrobatic moves. Not bad, but not good enough or original enough to have garnered them much attention on its own. 




You can see more of their videos here.

1 comment:

Mike Funt said...

The title of this post made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnFiqRiZh1s