Arcadio/Déjà Vu
was commissioned by Motionhouse and the Ikon Gallery as part of the European Arts Festival, Déjà Vu was a unique visual arts experience and a radical performance programme that began in the gallery and transferred to the theatre.


 


 

Arcadio/ Déjà Vu

Inspired by One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Déjà Vu was a daring collaboration between Kevin and Louise and leading Spanish installation artist Rosa Sanchez. From this rich source, Rosa created Memory and the setting for Arcadio. Motionhouse created Arcadio, a dance theatre production with live music, and Déjà Vu a series of performance episodes for Memory.

These performance episodes led the audience through the installation. Drawing on themes of violence, lust, sensuality and prophecy, each episode was a fragment of memory - from half remembered relationships to full blown nightmares.

Arcadio followed its premiere at the Ikon Gallery with a national tour of the UK.

Premiered | November 1992, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham uk

Credits
Conceived & Directed by
Kevin Finnan & Louise Richards
Choreography
Kevin Finnan & Louise Richards
Dancers
Kathy Crick, Jake McLellan, Louise Richards, Sasha Roubicek & David Waring

Production team
Set Design
Rosa Sanchez
Set Construction
Simon Dorman
Lighting Design
Bill Deverson
Original Music
Harry Dawes, Ray Lee & Simon Prince
Costume Design
Magdalen Rubalcava
Production Manager
Bill Deverson

  "Shows how the intellect and the aesthetic can be united"
The Guardian

Louise Richards performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert Shackelton

 
Kathy Crick and Louise Richards performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert Shackelton
 
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Jake McKellan performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert ShackeltonLouise Richards and David Waring performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert ShackeltonJake McKellan performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert ShackeltonLouise Richards and David Waring performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert ShackeltonLouise Richards and Jake McKellan performing in Motionhouse’s Arcadio. Photography by Robert Shackelton

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