The Tender Backhoe

The Tender Backhoe

The Tender Backhoe

Article by Tessa Allinson, Video by Nathalie Holman.

I have to stop getting upset by JCB’s. First “JCB Song” by Nizlopi gave me a lump in my throat, and just yesterday, I found myself again, this time in public, in fact surrounded by people in nameste Republiky, in the centre of Prague, getting all emotional about a JCB digger again! What is it that these huge mechanical helpers have that can produce such an emotive response? This particular digger cajoled and teased, tenderly nudged and supported his dancing partner in a contemporary dance set to operatic music choreographed by Dominique Boivin, leader of the Beau Geste Company, France. The dance was precise and executed with love and affection, all audience members were entranced with this wholly unique dance.

Tender Backhoe Video




One thought on “The Tender Backhoe

  1. Loved this piece. It made such a statement about the relationship between man and technology. It waivered between love/hate to submit/control. BRAVO

    Posted by Shell Benjamin | November 26, 2012, 3:36 pm

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