Ahead of Transitions’ 2018 international tour, we caught up with dance artist Paola Drera.
How does it feel to be dancing with Transitions as it celebrates its 35th year of touring?
It’s an honour to be part of Transitions. Not many dancers in Europe have the chance to experience an MA in dance performance and I feel privileged to be a trannie in such an important moment for the company.
What can audiences expect from the Triple Bill?
The audience should expect emotions, physicality and visual effects.
What is your favourite piece to perform and why?
I don’t have a favourite piece. I love how all of three challenge me in a different way.
In Jarkko Partenen’s Lovers your vision is reduced/restricted as a condition of the work. What’s that like to perform?
Touching and hearing become essential. You start to look through your palms. You realise people are close to you because of their breathing, the sound of their feet and the movement of their costume. It is fascinating how other senses counteract the lack of vision.
What are you most looking forward to ahead of the tour?
I look forward to performing with my fellow dancers. They have become my new family here in London and we can’t wait to show what we have discovered in this past 13 weeks of the creative process.
By Robyn Donnelly (Press & PR)
Transitions 2018 Tour | 19 February – 24 May
For full tour details and to find out more about Transitions Dance Company, visit www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/transitionsdc
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