2013 has been a busy and exiting year for h2dance. The company was finalist
in The Place Prize for dance with their work DUET- winning the audience
vote 7 nights out of 10, followed by the piece being part of the British
Council Edinburgh Showcase.
This is what the press said:
“Duet is a unique piece of honest, funny and inspiring work that
is both personal and performative. The physicalisation and verbalisation
of the pair’s emotional struggle is deft and witty. “
“Their charm comes from the women’s personalities, their autobiographical
honesty and dry sense of humour.” The Times
“A slickly crafted, comic double act based on choreographers Hanna
Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard going into couples therapy, which punctures
silliness with knife-in-the-stomach reality.” The Evening
“A funny piece about dance and dancers, winningly performed.”
“A comedy dance duo with exceptional chemistry and striking
performance techniques.” The Stage
“Funny, sometimes brutal and always entertaining. “ The
Since The Place Prize Hanna and Heidi have expanded DUET into a full evening
production together with composer Sylvia Hallett, dramaturg Mark Whitelaw
and lighting designer Andy Hammond. The work premiered at The Place in
November and recently performed at Colchester Arts Centre, UK. Further
performances of DUET are coming up in the UK, Norway and Sweden in 2014.
See h2dance calendar for more information.
2014 will see h2dance develop their work SAY SOMETHING for children in
collaboration with Eleanor Palmer Primary School and SHIFT; The Place
youth dance company, London and Attic in Drammen, Norway. In the spring
Hanna and Heidi will start researching a new quartet in partnerships with
The Place, Dance East, Pavilion Dance, UK and DansiT Norway.
For information on the company and bookings of DUET contact Natalie Richardson
+44(0) 7743 052926
+49 0) 176 39662516
For information and bookings of SAY SOMETHING contact:
h2dance would like to thank everyone that has supported us over the past
years and we are looking forward to exciting future collaborations!
Love Hanna and Heidi xx