- 0'1234 -


What if the Red Purse never fell?
That was the beginning of a predicted story that mirrors a very intimal and personal situation of our real world: The unwilled miscarriage. The story of a first meeting, a date and the evolution of a beautiful relationship broken by the impossible desire. This, as the introduction of the piece, invites us to seeing what is happening inside those two people during the whole process, step by step and seeing how at the end the circle closes in an uncompleted way.

The Red Purse is the second part of the long production of 0'1234 which took 15 months process. But this duet was the very first part to be created in 2014 by Habemus Corpus as a resident company in Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg and later it extended back and forth into the whole piece. As a single duet it still has its own dramaturgy line becoming a really raw mirror of reality that made Miquel G. Font be named by several critics and reporters as the Documentary Choreographer for the first time. 

The tiny as a universe. From that point Miquel G. Font designs the fabric of this story. In four sections arranged as an account of what really happened, as of what could have been. Just one action and one word: dance and narration. Incarnate Word [...] How daring is hope! The one of the encounter is carried out by the dancer Emmanuel Dobby. Resolved in fragrances of freshly washed clothes, and in the central section of the work, dance together the love and death duo.

Jordi Sora - Escena de la memoria 

Daphne van Dooren, with spasmodic movements through his body, as if controlled by electrical impulses. [...] Emmanuel Dobby embodies lovers with flexible drilling, highly energetic steps and a step by step with van Dooren, which is pure erotic charge. Something powerful has awakened.


Region Hessen Echo

Premiere: October 2014 - L'Estruch, Fàbrica de Creació, Barcelona

Original Idea and direction: Miquel G. Font
Production: Habemus Corpus
Dancers: Daphne van Dooren, Emmanuel Dobby
Original soundtrack: Miquel G. Font
Light design: Toni Riba
Choreographic residencies:
Staatstheater Darmstadt, Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg , Alte Rumfabrik Basel , L’Estruch, Fàbrica de creació

Duration: 15 minutes

  • Lucky Trimer 2014 - representing prize in Jerusalem Dance Week
  • 1st Prize - Certament Coreogràfic de Sabadell 2014
  • Audience Prize - Certament Coreogràfic de Sabadell 2014
  • K3 Hamburg 2015
  • Bewegte Synonime, Darmstadt 2015
  • Grec 16 - Festival de Barcelona, 2016