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Shutters Shut

Shutters Shut (2003) is a special dance, four minutes in which the dancers in their own sign language communicate the words of Gertrude Stein, who gives an original recitation of her poem ‘If I told him’.  As an audience you simply become part of the whole. It is precisely the unusualness of spoken word instead of music that makes the piece interesting. The sign language perceptibly blends with the poem and you will be swept along in its beauty.

‘…For four minutes splendid words hammer a splendid rhythm playing with time and confusion’ (De Volkskrant, maart 2003).

World premiere

6 maart 2003, Lucent Danstheater Den Haag.

Choreographer

Sol León en Paul Lightfoot

Date Performance City
27-11-2014 NDT in Moskou Moskou
Mossovet Theatre
B. Sadovaya str., 16
125009 Moskou
Russia
http://mossovet.theatre.ru/
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03-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
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04-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
watch
05-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
watch
05-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
watch
06-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
watch
07-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
watch
08-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten New York
The Joyce Theatre
175 Eighth Avenue
NY 10011 New York
United States
T: 212) 691-9740
http://www.joyce.org/
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11-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten Portland
Whitebird
PO Box 99
97207 Portland
United States
T: 503.245.1600
http://www.whitebird.org/
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24-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara
1317 State Street
CA 93101 Santa Barbara
United States
T: (805) 893-3535
E: aandl-info@sa.ucsb.edu
https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/
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28-02-2015 Tour Verenigde Staten Scottsdale
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
AZ 85251 Scottsdale
United States
T: 480-499-TKTS (8587)
http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/
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