AMICI Dance Theatre Company is a unique dance theatre company integrating able-bodied & disabled artists and performers.

“Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion”
Clement Crisp, Financial Times

“Amici are totally and utterly inspiring”
The Guardian

The Other & the Moving Image welcomes Amici Dance Theatre Company

On Saturday 28 May 2016 – from 1.15 pm
@ Bloomsbury Theatre Studio
15 Gordon St, London WC1H 0AH

‘Amici will give a short presentation about their unique work integrating able-bodied and disabled artists and performers, Their work has had a major impact world-wide, challenging conventional attitudes about disability and the arts.

The presentation will be followed by a brief workshop of their methods – where we all get up and move!

Some examples of Amici’s Repertoir:

BoneMachine

‘Breaking Out’ is based on a poem by choreographer Bill Robins.

I am lonely
My body prison
Door closed
Hear them
Talk over my head
Like vegetable
They afraid
To see me without mum
Watch them.

A spotlight opens on Bill Robins, principle performer, in his wheelchair, his strong arms open wide. With the rest of the stage in darkness it seems as if he is floating in space. Bill confronts us confidently with an exploration of barriers to fulfilment; the hindrances, frustrations and grievances of living within a disabled body. Bill simply shows us that there is nothing to be afraid of, or look away from.

Founded by Wolfgang Stange in 1980, its productions and workshops have had a major impact world-wide, challenging conventional attitudes about disability and the arts. AMICI runs regular classes (once a week during term time) for its 40+ members at The Lyric, Hammersmith where they are the resident community arts company. Biannually they produce a full company show performed in the Lyric’s main theatre. See archive.

Choreographed by Amici’s Artistic Director Wolfgang Stange.The-odd-one-out
How does difference affect us? Should we ignore it, nurture it or even get
rid of it?

This piece has a running time of 20 minutes and is performed by 14 members
of Amici.

AMICI gives open-worksohps, residencies, student placements and performances throughout the year.

“Amici affirms life, creativity and the power of compassion”
Clement Crisp, Financial Times

“Amici are totally and utterly inspiring”
The Guardian

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vladRodin
Vlad Curator of The Other & the Moving Image
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