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Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday, January 13, 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:00 PM // Arthur Miller Theatre

Idiot-Syncrasy
Igor and Moreno

Photo credit: Alicia Clarke 1920x980

The Urban Dictionary describes “idiotsyncracy” as “any method or procedure based in ritual or dogma that continues by force of momentum beyond the limits of common sense.”

That’s certainly what’s in store when Igor and Moreno take the stage. Launching their performance by singing a Sardinian folk song, they proceed to bounce —literally — for the duration of the piece. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas say that when they set out to create Idiot-Syncrasy, they wanted to “change the world.” Recognizing that this would likely not be possible through performance, they started jumping, singing, and testing different ideas and actions that require perseverance and create a sense of empowerment. Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, these two London-based dancers take audiences on a unique journey of self-discovery, exploring both togetherness and solitude, and reclaiming dance as an agent for change. “Idiot-Syncrasy feels very human. More than that: humane…I left feeling an expanded person.” (LondonDance)

Artist Q&A. Friday, January 13, post-performance.

Performance Livestream. Saturday, January 14 at 8 pm. Learn more or register.

Artist Website

http://igorandmoreno.com/

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  • Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel

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Performance Livestream: Igor and Moreno

Igor and Moreno's performance of Idiot-Syncrasy was livestreamed from the University of Michigan's Arthur Miller Theatre on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. An archived version will be available soon.

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1/12/17 7:30 PM
1/13/17 8:00 PM
1/14/17 8:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

Idiot-Syncrasy
Igor and Moreno

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The Urban Dictionary describes “idiotsyncracy” as “any method or procedure based in ritual or dogma that continues by force of momentum beyond the limits of common sense.”

That’s certainly what’s in store when Igor and Moreno take the stage. Launching their performance by singing a Sardinian folk song, they proceed to bounce —literally — for the duration of the piece. Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solinas say that when they set out to create Idiot-Syncrasy, they wanted to “change the world.” Recognizing that this would likely not be possible through performance, they started jumping, singing, and testing different ideas and actions that require perseverance and create a sense of empowerment. Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, these two London-based dancers take audiences on a unique journey of self-discovery, exploring both togetherness and solitude, and reclaiming dance as an agent for change. “Idiot-Syncrasy feels very human. More than that: humane…I left feeling an expanded person.” (LondonDance)

Artist Q&A. Friday, January 13, post-performance.

Performance Livestream. Saturday, January 14 at 8 pm. Learn more or register.

Artist Website

http://igorandmoreno.com/
SPONSORS

PRESENTING SPONSORS

  • Renegade Ventures Fund, established by Maxine and Stuart Frankel

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • Building Audiences for Sustainability initiative at The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Performance Livestream: Igor and Moreno

Igor and Moreno's performance of Idiot-Syncrasy was livestreamed from the University of Michigan's Arthur Miller Theatre on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. An archived version will be available soon.

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