‘Simplexity’ – a short piece for 9 dancers – is a commissioned work by the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

The quest was to create a new movement language, influenced by the dancers’ and the choreographer’s dance background. The language grew into a characteristic relation between simplicity and complexity, and offers an original blend of contemporary and breaking (breakdance) dance technique.

For this piece, my interest is not in dance styles, but in movement language. This creates freedom in the thinking and feeling. A space for new potentials. (Lucas)

***’Simplexity’ received recognition from the Burgos-New York International Choreography Contest 2021 for its distinctive quality. Click here for more Information.***

Choreography: Lucas del Rio Estévez
Duration: 7:11 Min.
Assistant: Arman Grigoryan
Dancers: Marta Allocco, Jacopo Bellani, Dave Lankhorst, Nicole Llaurado Neve, Koko Nishikawa, Sofie Van Doorn, Viviane von Gunten, Gianna Bassan
Costume: Ben Vorhaar (Karisma Costumes)
Music: New Age by Pessimist (first track), Haunt by Rival Consoles (second track), music arranged by Luca Magni
Premiere: 25. September 2020, Theater der Künste (Gessnerallee, Zürich)
Past Shows: 25./26./27. September 2020, Theater der Künste (Gessnerallee, Zürich)

photo: ©Maria Cheilopoulou