Performers: Tommaso Petrolo and Paolo Pisarra
Original Cast : Angela Boix Duran and Joseba Yerro Izaguirre
Dramaturg: Andrew Gardiner
Light Designer : Joe Price
Producer: MovingArt Management
Tour Booker: Sarah Trist
Commissioned by Dance City and Dance East
What songs may do... is supported by Arts Council England, Stanley Arts, Space Six and Studio Wayne McGregor.
What songs may do… is the first full-evening production by award-winning choreographer Mathieu Geffré as the artistic director of Rendez-Vous dance. 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." Asteropi Tia Chatzinikola - Resolution Reviewer