Danish Dance Theatre
Tim Rushton, Artistic Director
Love Songs (U.S. Premiere)
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT
"With a seemingly endless catalog of original dance moves, it's safe to say this won't be the last time we get to enjoy this inventive company."
One of the foremost contemporary dance companies in Scandinavia, Copenhagen's Danish Dance Theatre has a strong repertoire that is in demand all over the world, and is continually producing new works to both audience and media acclaim. Artistic Director Tim Rushton's individual style and close collaboration with the dancers bridges many boundaries of style and technique. He has developed a unique ability to reflect the nuances of human emotions and relationships in his work.
Love Songs revolves around a cinema noir universe--after the party and into the early hours--when the night turns into dawn. It is last call for a dance and a song. The room exudes sensuality and the dancers are longing for love, with everything it implies--like joy, pain, anticipation and disappointment. The music, composed of cherished jazz classics originally sung by Ella, Louis, Billie, and Sarah, is reinterpreted in a new taped version by Denmark's great jazz artist Caroline Henderson.