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Divided We Stand (pre-premiere)
27 june 2014
International Conference/Festival - Cultural Ecotopias, Katowice, PL

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You encounter a tribe without a chief. There is music there is movement. You wonder through the broken remains of an instrumental ideal. You know this because you don't see any ideals left. Just an obstacle course of broken ideals. You give up straining your brain for logics and proper logistics. It's marketed as a "free for all": The space is tainted by free flow capitalistic Buddhism. Only Now, Only Now. And you know why you are wary.

How much more communication can you endure? How much more information can you trust? How much can be represented that actually matters toward your life's decision making process?
Divided We Stand is in it's second phase. BodiesAnonymous.CH is heading for the Ecotopias Festival, Katowice, PL. 27 June 2014.
We Stand on the main stage, prepared to question performance and it's power to remind us of power.
A script is shaping up about your droning on life not interesting you as much as your chance to connect.
But how or why will you connect? How much will you stick together? Where is the business plan?

Divided We Stand: the obligations of freedom.

Concept and Choreography: Jack Gallagher (USA/CH) and Marcella Moret (CH), Bodiesanonymous.CH
Dramaturgy: Guillherme Miotto (BR/NL)
Dance: Jack Gallagher, Marcella Moret, Dominique Cardito (BE/CH), Kilian Hasselbeck (CH)
Music: Jack Gallagher, Marcella Moret
Costumes: Jack Gallagher, Marcella Moret, Sonna B.Groeflin (AO/CH)


29 May 2014
Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, Den Haag, .nl
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(composition for female dancer, black male suit and 24 pillows) 40 min.

“Ulterior” (2014) A woman misshapen by life, circumstances and her own ambitions, embarks on a solo as journey: A journey of rejuvenation. “Ulterior” by choreographer Jack Gallagher and dancer Eline van Ark investigates her personal motivations past, present and future. Surrounded by a mini landscape of previous comfort zones and the fruits of her labours, van Ark provides an eloquent and intense self-portrait in a non-stop 40 min. diatribe about the codes of belonging to the world of dance. Through dance she recollects the unsaid and recognises the unsayable. “Ulterior” is a portrait of a young female artist by an old hat and becomes a gender bending blend of expertise and nuance, fueled by the desire to “know thyself”.


Gefallen Maas

Gefallen in Rotterdam during the Festival: Voor De Leeuwen #3

The piece is driven by the theme of the everyday divine struggle, and the mystical position of the body in these virtualising times.

Dance Europe Review

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choreography Guilherme Miotto / performance Menno van Gorp and Joey Schrauwen / music Daan Manneke / stage and light design Peter Missotten / costumes Jookje Zweedijk

Gefallen is a Korzo production. Co produced by: Maas theater en dans, Dans Brabant, PodiumBloos, City of Breda en Bodies Anonymous



Gefallen by choreographer Guilherme Miotto featuring Menno van Gorp and Joey Schrauwen will be presented in Den Haag during the festival ‘Voorjaarsontwaken’ 1 and 2 of May’14.

Two performers falling from grace. Gravity pull is turned into a playful struggle where the challenge is to stand up straight. Are they landing? Or are they taking off? In this new creation Miotto's movement signature is blended with break dance. The stage is designed by renowned scenographer Peter Missotten.

I am fascinated till the end. Dance Talk

they seem to fall horizontally deeper and deeper. Theaterkrant

an imaginative and original dance vocabulary. Volkskrant

choreography Guilherme Miotto / performance Menno van Gorp and Joey Schrauwen / music Daan Manneke / stage and light design Peter Missotten / costumes Jookje Zweedijk

Gefallen is a Korzo production. Co produced by: Maas theater en dans, Dans Brabant, PodiumBloos, City of Breda en Bodies Anonymous


Jack will be performing in the Monday Match M
usicAndDance Improvisation:
April 7, 2014 > 20:30

Bimhuis Amsterdam

Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BR Amsterdam
The Netherlands



Bodies Anonymous presented at PodiumBloos (Breda) on the 24th of January’14 during the event Cultuurnacht the first glimpse of the performance ‘Gefallen’ by Guilherme Miotto featuring Menno van Gorp and Joey Schrauwen.



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MYTH AGAIN #1 at Roodkapje in Rotterdam

After eight days of rehearsals and about a year and a halve of discussions, inspiration sessions and living room reflective performative events we had the chance on the 21st of December '13 at Roodkapje in Rotterdam to open Myth Again #1 on its experimental phase to an audiences. Myth Again (video, movement and image) is an approach to performance via a synergetic mode. We are looking forward to reflect on this first step and carry on exploring the path way which is Myth Again. Myth Again #1 is: Guilherme Miotto, Henk Bakker and Peter van Till


(in France and Israel)


Neuf9 Festival /
30 November ’13

Machol Shalem International Dance Festival /
2 & 3 December ’13

Two performers in an urban dungeon. A dark bats nest.
Regardless of their different backgrounds and personal stories, they are condemned to each other. They're prepared to be punished. But whilst enclosed in a place with no exit, they've long forgotten why.

Two men sentenced to a virtuosic ritual. There is no sign of recognition, only the power of urgency in each other's presence. The time. The space. The light above the bats nest goes out.

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Direction & Concept: Guilherme Miotto

Performance & Choreography: Guilherme Miotto & Johnny Lloyd
Stage design: Peter Missotten
Music: Henk Bakker
Concept/Direction: Guilherme Miotto
Dramaturgy: Jack Gallagher
Management: Jack Gallagher/Guilherme Miotto
(Bodies Anonymous)

'takes the audience by the throat'  
Brabants Dagblad

'extremely strong'  

Unpunished is a Bodies Anonymous production,
co - produced by het Euregionaal dansplatform, een initiatief van Maastricht & Euregio kandidaat Culturele Hoofdstad 2018 van Europa, uitgevoerd door Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht.

Supported by:  
Filmfabriek, Bierbeek be.
PodiumBloos, Breda nl.
Korzo Theater, Den Haag nl.
Station Zuid, Tilburg nl.

De NWE Vorst, Tilburg nl.
Performing Arts Funds NL


Divided We Stand, Hungarian Premiere
mu színház,
Budapest, hu.
29 & 30 November '13

30 minute piece commissioned by MUTerminal, Budapest, hu.

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Divided We Stand is built on the struggle with oneself and the necessary counterpart for materializing our dreams energetically…with someone else.
In today's context of deep rooted feelings of social instability and strife, a simple familiar form finally appears on stage: the duet. Yet with Gallagher's radical and sublime signature language, the piece pops the fantasy bubble. Attractions and repulsions abruptly meet, exposing a 'tension field' where attention is embodied between human beings and their ever changing conditions.  Divided We Stand is a delicate and violent exposure of the establishing of and functioning of partnerships. He explores and questions assumptions, idealisms and fixed notions associated with representation and ultimately the utopian romanticism of today's public messages.

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Dance: Dora Asztalos,
Anita Barabas
Adrienn Hoffmann, Mátyás Ruzsom,
Choreography: Jack Gallagher/Bodies Anonymous

Assistance by Marcella Moret

Light Design: Adam Fejes
Music Arranged and Composed by Jack Gallagher

Choreographic Management: Jack Gallagher/Guilherme Miotto

(Bodies Anonymous)




Six characters are trapped in a space between good and evil, reality and ideal, life and death. Making art they try to fight the void but art is born out of boredom and only leads to more boredom and irritation especially!

In desperation they proceed to a point where all existing values ​​go bankrupt. In contact with bottomless ugliness they find salvation from the ideal. Rather a successful animal, than a failed man ...


Übermensch was specially made for the event Cultuur Nacht, Tilburg / 26 of October ’13
Tickets at:

Concept, Choreography and Direction: Guilherme Miotto & Boy Jonkergouw
Text: Boy Jonkergouw
Created with and performed by: Bryan Atmopawiro, Yuri Leysner, Marieke Reijnen, Bas Roijen, Zerline Weidveld & Melanie Weijters


Raped Europeans
Premiere: 18 October > Mu Theater, Budapest, hu.
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Photos: Imre Kővágó Nagy

Video: Imre Kővágó Nagy

Europe…Zeus was enamored of Europa and decided to seduce or ravish her, the two being near-equivalent in Greek myth. Under the auspices of Hungarian Director/Choreographer Krisztián Gergey, and international cast assembles to explore the myths and the implications of austerity packages, present day constuctivist social wet dreams, and governments that simply break down and give up.

We the people, the disenfranchised, cut out of the discussion, occupied by distraction, losing our collective capital, are being seduced and ravished: the two being near equivalent in todays myth ridden global economy. It's old school all the way.

The European Goulash Party:everyone's invited - the ravisher, the consumerist, the fetishist, the constitutionalist, the spiritualist, the artist, so long as they comply with the dress code.


Operatic in scope, amusing and down right knee slapingly funny, Raped Europeans goes for a walk in the post industrial economic theme park, and the freaks are out dancing tonight, highlighting the irony of today's crises led mock democracies seducing us all with the negotiations concerning the table scraps of bullishly obscene.

Concept, Choreography and Direction:
Krisztián Gergey
Created and performed by: Adam Fejes, Adrienne Hoffmann, Jack Gallagher, Marcella Moret, Laura Vogels and Krisztián Gergey.



Minus is a dynamic portrait of a disjointed relationship. In their self-induced blindness the couple - which at times resemble headless chickens - search for a long gone future. Remorse overwhelms their defeated bodies.


Choreography: Guilherme Miotto
Created with and performed by: Julia Akkermans & Joey Schrauwen
Music: Justin Wiggan

Minus was specially created for the event Ogentroost at Podiumbloos (Breda) on the 21st of September ’13 and festival ‘Fricties’ in Hasselt (Belgium) on the 22nd of November’13.


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Where is the intersection between rational thought and instinctual action?
Where does the mind travel when possessed by a powerful emotion or an invasive soul?
Where is the boundary that separates the brain from the spirit?
Can we truthfully record the collective minds and dreams of a foreign and distant culture?

Choreographers Rosie Kay and Guilherme Miotto, together with filmmaker Louis Price investigate the spaces between emotion and consciousness, delving into themes such as possession, tribal ritual and anthropological notation of human interaction. Miotto and Kay, two virtuoso dance artists, perform the duet themselves, whilst a tactile fusion of ethnographic archive imagery donated by the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford), and newly created film material, houses them in shapes of light and imagery.


Sluts of Possession comments playfully on the so called distinctions between primitive and developed culture, highlighting outmoded colonial barriers that haunt ‘civilized’ society and its attitude to foreign cultures. For its 40 minutes running time, Sluts will seduce the rational minds of the viewer, and expose the flip-side of perception using the tools at its disposal: physicality, movement, light, projected film, and sound.


Sluts of Possession makes its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, it also marks the second collaboration at the festival for Rosie Kay and Guilherme Miotto after the acclaimed duet Asylum premiered in Edinburgh 2005.


''...a fractured journey into the dark heart of other cultures...'' '' arresting attempt to capture primal states of being..."
The Times

''...get under the skin of primal rituals, trance dance and the altered states that ensue..."
The Herald

"...a fascinating new show, which invades consciousness through its physicality and mesmeric power.''
The Skinny

“...a physical tour de force as the couple perform an anthropological compendium of trance or ritual dances...
Sluts of Possession is an absorbing, fascinating encounter…”
The Guardian

“…they dance with the projections, interacting with the images as they move into and out of the projector beam. In one sequence their silhouettes loom large on the screen, obscuring the footage going on behind them and becoming anthropological subjects themselves. The effect is uncanny…”

Supported by:
en plein public festival
de NWE Vorst
Two’s company dance management
Dance Base
Edinburg Festival
Pit Rivers Museum
de FilmFabriek

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Concept & Direction: Guilherme Miotto, Rosie Kay & Louis Price
Choreography & Performance: Guilherme Miotto & Rosie Kay
Film: Louis Price
Stage & Lights: Peter Missotten
Music: from the anthropological database of the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford, uk.).


August ’13
29.Sluts of Possession
Edinburgh Festival, EDINBURGH sco.
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Edinburgh Festival, EDINBURGH sco.
2.Sluts of Possession (premiere)

July ’13
20.Sluts of Possession (work-in-progress)
en plein public, ETEN - LEUR nl.
19.Sluts of Possession (work-in-progress)
en plein public, BREDA nl.

June ’13
28.Sluts of Possession (work-in-progress)
DanceBase, EDINBURGH sco.