Two to tune (2015)
Two to tune is a sweaty game celebrating instinct.
Both in dual & duel, two partners battle an emotional game charged with tension.
Incorporating participatory game concepts into the choreographic mix, Lola brings to Two to Tune both physical complexity and emotional intensity in the coming together, or tuning, of two people through a gestural contest in which mutual understanding and acceptance, rather than winning, are the ultimate goals.
Two to tune was commissioned by The Place (London). Developed using public funding from Arts Council England. Additionally supported by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds), Dance City (Newcastle) and York University (York). Thanks to Lost Dog & Laughton Lodge for subsidised rehearsal space.
Choreography: Lola Maury (France/UK)
Dancers: James Morgan (UK) and Laureline Richard (France)
Sound: Alberto Ruiz (Spain)
Voices: Igor Urzelai (Spain), Moreno Solinas (Italy) and Eleanor Sikorski (UK)
‘Presence in Performance’ Training: Jorge Crecis (Spain)
Lighting: Alberto Ruiz and Lola Maury
Costume: Clare McGarrigle (UK)
Producer: Helen Goodman (UK)
“Sheer captivation” Francesca Mepham, London Theatre 1.
“@MauryLola thank you for one of those big discovery evenings. A pleasure to see #TwoToTune @ThePlaceLondon Beautiful weird synchronised world” Hannah Bruce & Co
“Matteo and I spoke with admiration and enthusiasm about how smart the work was, the excellent sound work, the innovative forms of tension and stress. I loved the beginning where it seemed to me the two dancers were singing an endless national anthem without making sounds. For me it was as if the entire piece happened on top of an electrical cable, the feeling of being zapped and held in rigour by the 24/7 world we inhabit.” P.A Skantze
“Two to tune is a game in which mutual understanding and acceptance rather than winning are the goals, which gives the ludic nature of the work both a physical and a spiritual aspect (…) The way the game re- solves, quite suddenly, as [the dancers] come together in partnership is quite magical, suggesting everything that has happened in the prior 35 minutes has been working towards this moment: the accord of two instruments. It is also a resolution for the audience: we share in the harmony and are reminded of the origins of gesture and dance” Nicholas Minns – read full review.
35 min; duet
End-on. Created for a blackbox setting. The piece can however easily adapt to a bifrontal or quadri-frontal setting (in the style of a box or tennis match). Also suitable for outdoor performance contexts (flat surface, no grass).
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