March 9, 7pm: Los Little Guys - Duet For A Lonely Gentleman
Performance featuring Los Little Guys
Sunday, March 9 at 7pm
STUDIO4: 25 Main St, Northampton, MA
DUET FOR A LONELY GENTLEMAN
Duet For A Lonely Gentleman is a project in collaboration with the choreographer Barnaby Booth and Los Little Guys.
This new work is a fast paced and incredibly detailed snapshot of an endlessly repeating story. Trapped in cycles of aggression and loneliness, two men reshuffle and rationalise their hopelessness, lust and pride in to anger over and over again. Underneath layers of clothing, they are aware of how naked they feel.
Created in 2018/2019 with support from Creative Arts and Co. France, Spin Arts Management, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, TRAK Dance Ensemble, and School for Contemporary Dance and Thought.
Barnaby is an award winning choreographer and lighting designer working in the UK and internationally. A graduate of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), his energetic and thoughtful solo We Do This. We Don't Talk in 2017 won him a number of prizes at the Stuttgart International Solo Festival, and at the Gdanski festival tanca in Poland, whilst his other independent work continues to be performed across Europe to critical and audience acclaim. He has recently made new work with professional companies Los Little Guys (US/Mexico) and Dantzaz Dance Company (Spain) and continues to work frequently with TRAK Dance Ensemble (Austria), completing a number of commissions. He has had roles acting as choreographic assistant to Mala Kline and Eleanor Valerie Lachky and as movement director for Headlock Theatre Company. He's directed music videos and performances (Fwar), youth companies, undergraduate companies (Third Row Dance - University of Roehampton) and Postgraduate companies (Bodhi Project - SEAD). He has extensive teaching experience up to undergraduate level, and has worked as a curator for Omnibus Theatre in London. His lighting credits include work for DeNada Dance Theatre/Carlos Pons Guerra, Sita Ostheimer, Mavin Khoo, Northern Ballet, Abbott Dance Company/Kristin Kelly Abbott, NSCD Verve, Unholy Mess Theatre Company, Feet Off the Ground Dance, Utopia Theatre Company, Northern Rascals, Ieva Kuniskis, Tora Hed, Mala Kline and Lewys Holt. Combining his skills in lighting design and dynamic movement composition, Barnaby creates theatrical worlds with which he can explore themes of human social interaction, personality and psychology, celebrating the miraculous power of imagination and storytelling in an unorthodox form.
Erik Elizondo (Los Little Guys) is originally from Monterrey, Mexico. He graduated from SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, with a focus on Contemporary Dance Performance where he performed in pieces of Milla Koistinen, Manuel Ronda, Paul Blackman, Eduardo Torroja, Sita Ostheimer, Francisco Córdova, Jos Baker, Rakesh Sukesh and Theo Clinkard. He started his dancing career with the company Teoría de Gravedad, and continued with Inside the Body Performing Arts directed by Aladino R. Blanca. His professional experience includes collaborations with Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood, Beto Pérez, Cinthya Dueñas, Francisco Córdova, Raúl Martinez, João Cidade, Marion Sparber & Lina Valverde, Michikazu Matsune, Barnaby Booth, and Milla Koistinen. In 2013 he received a state grant from the Program for the Stimulation of Creation and Artistic Development under the title of Young Creator. In his formation as a performer, Erik did a residency with the physical theater company Kim Kosmos in Movement in Olmué, Chile and participated in SMASH intensive performance program in Berlin. At the end of 2017 he co-founded Los Little Guys, a project in collaboration with Dimitri Kalaitzidis, teaching and performing in Germany, Mexico, USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, India, Malaysia and Austria.
Dimitri Kalaitzidis (Los Little Guys)
was born and raised in Massachusetts where he began training in his youth. He graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received a Bachelor of the Fine Arts with a focus in contemporary dance performance. There he studied and performed the work of Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, Seán Curran, and Pamela Pietro. Dimitri later joined the Bodhi Project at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance where he worked with Emanuel Gat, Sita Ostheimer, Mala Kline, Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich, and Rosalba Torres and performed both in Europe and abroad. Since then Dimitri co-created Los Little Guys, a collaboration with Mexican dancer Erik Elizondo. Having developed their own scenic work and developing their own movement research, they have performed and offered workshops extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia at venues such as Marameo Berlin, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Gibney Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, laCantera, Lux Boreal’s CEART, Vancouver Training Society, The Danceworx, and Nritya Shakti, amongst others.