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Mårten Spångberg, the bad boy of contemporary dance

The Dane likes his audience to leave their phones on and has a troupe that’s the choreographic equivalent of Occupy. He explains why he’s aiming for ‘something neo-liberalism can’t cope with You’ve seen contemporary dance, even if you don’t think you have: it’s actually been infiltrating the pop world for years. Some recent examples:Beyoncé filched great chunks of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s

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Picture11-1_zps48d33e59-1 Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, WERK IS FREE / BE FREE! MAY DAY, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, GB, 2013

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Ellen Söderhult on AGON by Florentina Holzinger

Impulstanz offered a fabulous world premiere by Florentina Holzinger et al, an excellent piece that develops unpredictably and makes up for an interesting take on contemporary dance 2014. It is AGON, in farfetched but genius interpretations, an urgent exhaustion of the theme of struggle for recovery and the empowering and healing potential of intense physicality. Throughout the performance radically different ways of addressing this are proposed as drastically different activities, expressions and modes of performing are superimposed and transposed in and out of each other.

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