Bromance: Barely Methodical Troupe In A Dance Film About Men Relating To Men

“Bromance By Bertil Nilsson”

Barely Methodical Troupe‘s performance piece, Bromance, has inspired a film directed by Bertil Nilsson who says:

“It’s based on them being friends, exploring the intimacy of physical interaction between guys; of their ‘bromance,’” says Nilsson of dancers Beren D’Amico, Charlie Wheeller and Louis Gift from the experimental acrobatic company, Barely Methodical Troupe, which won the Total Theatre Award at Edinburgh 2014 for its live performance or Bromance. “The concept of the film was to set something unusual in the real world, almost a documentary in the most abstract of senses.”

Regarding the choreography, Bertil Nilsson tweeted:

“Me and Bret (movement director) directed the movement for camera that was generated by the guys (some from their show).”

Here’s a glimpse of the original stage work:


Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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