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What songs may do... is a 60-minute duet for two gay male identifying dancers. Revealed by Nina Simone’s songs, this duet exposes the fractured relationship of a once romantic couple as they delve into their past in an attempt to rebuild their future together. Through Simone’s music, this dance piece shines a light on our deep rooted connection to memories through music and proposes the power of what songs may do. Poetic, passionate, physical and emotional, What songs may do… is an inclusive dance piece that celebrates love in all its diversity.
What songs may do was first developed at National Dance Company Wales as part of its annual choreographic showcase, Alternative Routes, in June 2015, in collaboration with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
What songs may do has been Finalist at the 30th Competition for Choreographers in Hanover and received the 3rd Prize Choreography at the 9th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.
"Mathieu Geffré magically transforms his duet What Songs May Do into a romantic movie, inspired by Nina Simone’s Feelings. (...)The highly choreographed lyrical piece, is a narrative of a love story without falling into the trap of melodrama." Review by Asteropi Tia Chatzinikola
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What songs may do...the digital portraits (example)