A photo of Robert Robinson and a photo of Monica Garcia Vicente "Rehearsal Talk"
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Rehearsal Talk

Robert Robinson (DE/UK), Mónica García Vicente (DE/ES)


“[…] Under the heading ‘Rehearsal Talk’ the audience gained insights into works that are still in the process of becoming, one of which was ‘Inspired by Tango’, choreographed by Robert Robinson from the UK […]. For just five minutes, the dancers show […] a pas de deux, to guitar sounds by Funkadelic, veering between convergence and combative gestures – completely compelling […].

Mónica García Vicente […] then lets the audience have a direct share in the rehearsal process for her new piece ‘Mary Frankenstein’ by, for instance, instructing a dancer to look into the auditorium even if he can’t see any faces there [saying]: ‘They are the ones making you a monster’.”

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung Online, 7 September 2022

Preview Text

Dance productions are the result of a long creative process. This evening will offer insights into the start of that process. Robert Robinson from the UK and Mónica García Vicente from Spain are both freelance choreographers based in their adopted home of Hanover. Robinson creates his own pieces and organises charity ballet galas alongside his engagement as a dancer with the Hanover State Ballet under Marco Goecke. García Vicente is a former dancer with the Hanover State Opera who stayed in the city after her engagement ended in 2017, regularly choreographing new productions.

This evening the spotlight is on these two upcoming talents, illuminating their creative processes for the public. As well as presenting excerpts of their current pieces, they will talk about the subjects they explore, the methods they use, and the contexts in which they produce their work. This is a rare opportunity to talk to the choreographers and experience the rehearsal process live and in person.

(approx. 60 mins)

cast & credits

Mónica García Vicente

Artistic Direction & Choreography: Mónica García Vicente
Dance: Daniel Smith, Kino Luque
Music & Composition: Maewen Forest

Funded by:
Landeshauptstadt Hannover Kulturbüro, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Region Hannover

With thanks to the Landesverband Freier Theater in Niedersachsen e.V.

Robert Robinson

Choreography: Robert Robinson
Dance: Tiziano Portas, Giuseppe Salomone

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