Concept, Choreography & Dance:
Magdalena Mannion & Noemí Luz
Dramaturgy & Choreographic Support: Vera Köppern
Original Music & Sound Design: José Tomé
Piano: Alexander Ingram
Photography: Kieran Jay Johnson
Re Red is a multidisciplinary project directed and choreographed by Luz & Mannion (Noemí Luz and Magdalena Mannion). It takes various forms: a stage work, a site specific piece for library spaces and a dance film short.
Re Red is a re-reading and re-interpretation of fairy tales and an investigation into the role they play in the collective experience of women. Magdalena and Noemí delve ever deeper beneath the surface of these iconic stories and into a fairytale forest imbued with symbolism.
¨We meet ourselves there, letting ourselves slip underneath the surface, daring to encounter our inner wolves and witches and ask the question: Where are the unreconciled parts of ourselves to be found?¨
Re Red is a collaboration with sound designer José Tomé. It is being created with thanks Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Antonio Ruiz Soler (Seville), London Bubble and Battersea Spanish (London).
“This was using a traditional dance form in a new and thought-provoking way, and we are immensely fortunate to be able to see such experimental work at the North Wall. Luz and Mannion are hugely accomplished dancers pushing at the boundaries, and it is exciting to witness the shift of an art form that has already extended its reach beyond the social into the theatrical sphere take a further step towards finding new ways of communicating meaning through dance.”
Maggie Watson, Dancin' Oxford