LOL (lots of love)
NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2011 WINNER
Best Independent Company
THEATRE AWARDS UK 2011 NOMINEE
Outstanding Achievement in Dance
NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS 2011 NOMINEE
Best Modern Choreography for LOL (lots of love)
Outstanding Female Performance (Modern) Sally Marie
Luca Silvestrini's critically-acclaimed show enters the lives of a group of six people trapped in their webs of aspirations, desires and self-broadcasting.
Reflecting their inability to free themselves from their online personae, the characters narrate their busy and intricate electronic lives as their physical interaction becomes progressively more awkward and out of control.
Against a video wall of screen-gazing individuals, the cyber souls stylishly nail the language of life online in their quest for romance. Talking and dancing at speed, they tackle the baffling etiquette of electronic discourse, make hilarious straight-to-the audience confessions, and dance the physical equivalent of poking and tweeting. With video animation by Rachel Davies and original music by Andy Pink, these ingredients conjure a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society, and an affecting rendering of human need.
You can see the full show online in a specially-edited HD version at Hibrow TV
Commissioned by Dance East, Greenwich Dance and The Place and supported by South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
"Human communication on virtual speed, exhilarating and funny. His best creation to date."
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian ****
"Savvy, highly entertaining dance theatre."
Donald Hutera, The Times ****
"Sings with melancholy tension... LOL is Silvestrini's strongest work to date."
Luke Jennings, The Observer
"A razor-sharp look at how we are rewiring romance."
Keith Watson, Metro
Conceived and directed by
Devised and performed by
Patsy Browne-Hope/Clemmie Sveaas
Omar Gordon/Jon Beney
Fernanda Prata/Valentina Golfieri
Kip Johnson/Parsifal Hurst
Sally Marie/Charlotte Broom
Stuart Waters/Tomislav English
Music and sound
Video Animation and Film
21 January 2011