NORMCORE is the new ensemble work by Portuguese choreographer, and former Metal artist in residence Dinis Machado. The piece is a ‘playground dance’ for five international performers from Sweden, Finland, Portugal and the UK. In an empowered and defiant act of ‘undressing’, the performers leave their histories behind to transgress categorisation, medicalisation and how they might be seen by others. The piece is about transformation, togetherness and the shaping of bodies into what we feel or want them to be. The collective act of dancing is turned into a communal process of discovery and revelation where dreams are realised.
Tuesday 12th November at 7pm followed by post-show discussion. Peterborough Regional College, Park Crescent Campus, Park Cres, Peterborough PE1 4DZ
The performance is free, presented by Metal in partnership with University Centre Peterborough.
Warning: The show contains partial nudity and therefore suitable for those aged 16+.
A performance by Dinis Machado (SE/PT)
Danced by Lo River Löof (SE), Mandi Tiukkanen (FI/SE), Gareth Cutter (UK), Kathleen Hawkins (UK), André Cabral (PT)
Produced by BARCO (SE) | Co-produced by Weld (Stockholm, SE), Skogen (Gothenburg, SE), METAL (Peterborough, UK), Chisenhale (London, UK), CDCE / FIDANC Festival (Évora, PT) | Extra residencies at BUDA (Kortrijk, BE), Citemor (Montemor-o-Velho, PT) and Siobhan Davies Dance (London, UK)
The project is made possible with the support of the Arts Council England (UK), Könstnärsnämnden (SE) Stockholms Stad (SE) and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (PT)