The French mystic and philosopher Simone Weil wrote that “attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity”. Andante is an invitation to pause, to connect with your senses, to be in a room with others and not have to say or even see anything. It is conceived as a generous and patient walk into a cloud of attention and time.
The word andante refers to a type of musical movement that is moderately slow or distinct. It originates from the Italian word andare which means “to go”.
‘The show is a meditation on time and attention; on observation and obscured perception. The overwhelming sense is that something is being communicated to you so fundamentally obvious and profound that it is almost impossible to comprehend what it is until and unless you just allow your consciousness to absorb it. […] Who knows how it may evolve, but it already feels like a significant piece of genre-shifting new dance.’ ✭✭✭✭½ PETER JACOBS, REVIEWS HUB
‘For a work of such silence, absence and stillness, Andante remains deeply full throughout.’ PAUL HUGHES, EXEUNT MAGAZINE
Directed by: Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas
Dramaturge: Simon Ellis
Sound Composition: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Set and Costume Design: Kasper Hansen
Costume Supervisor: Sophie Bellin Hansen
Lighting Design: Seth Rook Williams
Nose: Alessandro Gualtieri
Voice Coach: Melanie Pappenheim
Producer: Sarah Maguire
Production Manager: Hannah Blamire