Hannes Langolf & Ermira Goro
Dance & Physical Theatre - 2017
Dandelion is the first joint work of established artists and choreographers Hannes Langolf and Ermira Goro. Their shared passion is to create meaningful work that sits in the subtle space between reality and metaphor, closely connected to life and its stories. This poetic production mixes imagery and physicality with the aim to magnify fleeting moments of inner conflict and explores our constant human quest for communication, connection and happiness. Combining their individual styles and exchanging materials and experiences, Langolf and Goro produce an amalgam of physical virtuosity and meditative poetry. For this production, they are joined by five talented performers whose work strengthens the case for an abstract choreography, thick with symbolism.
Please find a recording of the full performance here (password=HE2017).
Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf
Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf and the performers
Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf, Dimitra Mertzani, Rafael Pardillo, Antonis Stamopoulos, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Andi Xhuma/DimitrisKarageorgos
Set and Costume Design
Assistant to the Directors
South East Dance, Hackney Showroom, Juliet Knight, Will Thompson, Charlotte McLean, Amy Bell, Emma Bonnici, Sean Marcs
Research Associate Producer
Arts Council England, The Place
Production and Touring management
Throughout his career, Hannes Langolf has collaborated with numerous artists and companies throughout Europe, such as William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk. In 2007 he first joined DV8 Physical Theatre: “To Be Straight With You" (2007-2009, nominated for an Olivier Award) and “Can We Talk About This?” (2010-2012), both conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson.
As an independent choreographer, he has created work for The London Eye Company, Munich Dance Festival, The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens, the Susanne Linke Dance Company and others. Langolf was a member of the contemporary teaching faculty of the English National Ballet School (UK), Iwanson international school for Contemporary Dance (GER), and London Contemporary Dance School – The Place (UK). He was also one of 50 international artists that had the unique opportunity to spend a 10-week intensive period with David Zambrano in Costa Rica in 2010. In 2015, Hannes was nominated as one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain’s creative industries by The Hospital Club London.
Ermira Goro is an artist of movement and Dance Theater, who is always in search of new forms of research and communication of her ideas. Goro graduated from the State School of Orchestral Art and then found herself in New York as a fellow of the Pratsika Brothers Scholarship Foundation and the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). In New York she focused on the research of interpretation, the composition of improvisation and movement, collaborated with international dance groups and created her first choreographies. From 2007 to 2016 she was a member of the internationally recognized DV8 Physical Theatre team participating as a performer, teacher and Research and Development / Choreography Assistant. As a horeographer, she has presented her work at the Judson Church, at the Cultural Center ‘Hellenic World - Foundation for the Greater Culture’, Joyce SoHo, Chora Theater, Point Theater, PS 122, Danspace Project, GalapagosArtSpace, School 2 Festival, Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014/2016 and at the House of Letters and Arts.
Past & Upcoming Performances
Via Fest - Sofia, Bulgaria
Dance Festival Motum - Thessaloniki, Greece
FLOW Festival - Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Onassis Stegi - Athens, Greece
Traveling & Technical specifications
Number of people traveling: 9 persons (6 performers + 3 support)
Runtime: 45-50 minutes
Minimum stage dimensions: 10m (length) x 8m (depth)
black linoleum dance floor
Set description: wooden wall with two exits,
a 9.8m x 2.8m back wall and two 7.1m by 2.8m side walls
Sound: min 4 - channel audio system
(2 L - R main PA, 2 L - R Stage/Audience, 2 Stage Monitors)
Full Technical Rider:
please download here