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Retina Dance Company

Retina Dance Company is a contemporary dance company based in Nottingham and Belgium whose work tours nationally and in Europe, accompanied by extensive education work. The increase in regular funding will provide them with greater stability, enabling them to create one performance per year and tour this regionally.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £110,000
  • 2013-2014: £112,530
  • 2014-2015: £115,456

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Corporalis Short

Corporalis takes the body in architecture as its point of departure. Choreographer Filip Van Huffel and architects/designers Ruimtevaarders explore the relationship between personal space, architectural space and three-dimensional space; an exchange between the inside and the outside; the awareness of our body and its relationship to the environment. Corporalis is the third episode in a trilogy about the relationship between the body and different artforms which began with: Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul collaborating with text in 2005 and This is not a Body collaborating with visual art in 2007. The Human body as the centre of architectural form. retinadance.com/production/corporalis WITH: CHOREOGRAPHER FILIP VAN HUFFEL DANCERS MATTHEW SLATER STEVEN MARTIN ERIN HARTY PAULINE DE LAET LIGHTING DESIGNER ANDREW HAMMOND SCENOGRAPHERS/ARCHITECTS RUIMTEVAARDERS COMPOSER MARIEKE VAN DE VEN Corporalis was produced by Retina Dance Company in coproduction with Cultuurcentrum Berchem and financial support by Arts Council England, Stad Antwerpen and Nottingham City Council. Retina Dance Company is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

Corporalis Promo

Corporalis takes the body in architecture as its point of departure. Choreographer Filip Van Huffel and architects/designers Ruimtevaarders explore the relationship between personal space, architectural space and three-dimensional space; an exchange between the inside and the outside; the awareness of our body and its relationship to the environment. Corporalis is the third episode in a trilogy about the relationship between the body and different artforms which began with: Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul collaborating with text in 2005 and This is not a Body collaborating with visual art in 2007. The Human body as the centre of architectural form. retinadance.com/production/corporalis WITH: CHOREOGRAPHER FILIP VAN HUFFEL DANCERS MATTHEW SLATER STEVEN MARTIN ERIN HARTY PAULINE DE LAET LIGHTING DESIGNER ANDREW HAMMOND SCENOGRAPHERS/ARCHITECTS RUIMTEVAARDERS COMPOSER MARIEKE VAN DE VEN Corporalis was produced by Retina Dance Company in coproduction with Cultuurcentrum Berchem and financial support by Arts Council England, Stad Antwerpen and Nottingham City Council. Retina Dance Company is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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Antipode

Antipode Choreographer: Filip Van Huffel Dancers: Robert Guy, Steven Martin, Matthew Slater, Brian Tjon Tjauw Liem Composer/musician: Joris Vanvinkenroye/BASta! Lighting Design: Andrew Hammond Costumes: Sara Baeten www.retinadance.com Four great young male dancers are joined by a double bass player as they perform a raw and exhilarating piece of athletic dance. Powerful and energetic movement demonstrates the skill of the dancers and emphasises their connection with the live soundscore. Antipode was made possible with support from Arts Council England, ccBe Antwerpen, Nottingham City Council, Djanogly City Academy and Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp.

www.retinadance.com - Antipode

Retina's 2009 production Antipode premiered in DanceKiosk festival in Hamburg in July 2009. Four great young male dancers perform a raw and exhilarating piece of athletic dance in this full-length production. Powerful and energetic movement choreographed by Filip Van Huffel is set to a soundscore by Belgian composer and double bass player Joris Vanvinckenroye/BASta!.

Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul

Eleven stories for the body, distance to our soul finds its source in words, text and poetry from eleven stories about the body, written specially for this production by eleven writers and poets. These texts inspire, dictate, and drive the direction of the movement and represent different perspectives of humanity, elements that make us who and what we are. Eleven stories for the body is a physical translation of these eleven impressions/expressions about the body. When we read a book we physicalise the characters and settings, in Eleven stories Filip has done this for us, however his intent is not for us to literally view the stories, but to play with our interpretations, juxtapose the images, sounds and movements, and manipulate our expectations. Artistic Direction Filip Van Huffel Choreography Filip Van Huffel and company Performers Mariana Barros, Agnieszka Dmochowska, Juraj Korec, Rachel McDermott, Filip Van Huffel Movement Analyst Natalie Gordon Music Soundtrack compiled, sampled and edited by Filip Van Huffel including music by Balkan Brass Fest, Chet Baker, Dvorak, J.S. Bach and The Cracow Klezmer Band. Costumes Sara Baeten and Veerle Janssens Lighting and set design Manolito Glas Commissioned writers Wayne Burrows Jon McGregor Writing competition winners Ara C.J Allen Anna Brown Karen Harvey Thea Hermans Grace Lawson Conquer Kris Lauwereys Siobhan Logan Jessica Nosal Production management Pauric Hackett Company management Natalie Gordon Sophie Roper Retina Dance Company and Eleven stories for the body, distance to our soul are supported by Arts Council England, College Street Centre, Dance 4, Lakeside Arts Centre and Derby Dance Centre in England, ccBe Antwerpen in Belgium and Choreographic Centre Linz in Austria With special thanks to Matt Aston, Suzannah Bedford, Alistair Conquer, Marc Goossens, Esther Linley, Nicky Molloy, and Shona Powell, Aimee Smith and Krista Vuori.

Relative Danger

Relative Danger is a 30 minute production made in 2008 based on hidden realities behind the latent image of a groups photograph. A Retina Dance production choreography by Filip Van Huffel, music by Jules Maxwell, performed by Laure Bachelot, Rohanna Eade, Tory East, Stephen Moynihan, Matthew Slater, lighting by Andy Hammond, camera & editing by Peter Carmeliet for AV-image bvba.

www.retinadance.com - This is not a body (part 2)

This is not a body is the second part of a choreographic triptych where the body is being influenced by different art forms. Choreography Filip Van Huffel, visual art Brian Hartley, music Dave Boyd

www.retinadance.com - This is not a body (part 1)

This is not a body is the second part of a choreographic triptych where the body is being influenced by different art forms. Choreography Filip Van Huffel, visual art Brian Hartley, music Axelle Kennes

www.retinadance.com - X

Retina Dance Company production X, abstract work based on extreme game-show obsession. Choreography Filip Van Huffel, music Steve Blake

www.retinadance.com - Toxin

Two natural poisons, INKT and FUNGUS fused togeter in a vivid world. Choreography Filip Van Huffel, music by Shri

www.retinadance.com - Hard Shoulder

Retina Dance and the Jules Maxwell project in a fast and furious work based on the novel On The Road and Road Movies.

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