THEY DANCE IN THE DARK
THE SOUND Imagine a party, where Gary Numan is married to The Orb, who is slow dancing with Massive Attack, while Oum Kalthoum French kissing Prince and finally, Daphne Oram is mixing the drinks. THEY DANCE IN THE DARK largely references 80’s & 90’s electronic dance music. The height of hooky, dark electronic anthems with an underlying post-colonial narrative.
Two years on and off in the Holykuti Studios, produced in London, Berlin & Beirut with singers & performers from Ireland, Iraq, Pakistan, UK & Lebanon, They Dance in the Dark first started as an experiment. Realising her true introvertism RENU worked through mainly the computer and the philosophy of playing Tablas in mind: creating big & infinite sounds with a minimum set up. THEY DANCE IN THE DARK is RENU´s personal imprint as a weird queer femme in a weird queer world.
THE SHOW Artist RENU performs her latest electronic album THEY DANCE IN THE DARK in a manner of an electronic dance odyssey with live percussion (tabla, cajon, latin percussion, soundscaping percussion) and live electronics. The body performances by supernatural-queer characters who have trained in largely circus and dance performance fall into a perfect composition of cultivated weirdness. The live visuals have been specially prepared for the show for over 2 years. Using visual excerpts from the videos that were made for individual tunes. The DANCE IN THE DARK SHOW is a electrical journey which andulate’s and ebbs its way through a cosmos of mixed media.
ALBUM AND EP RELEASES 2010 – 2016
Composer – Producer – Percussionist – Recording Artist
Tabla – Cajon – Latin Percussion – Djembe & Soundscaping Guitar
Holykuti Studios & Holykuti Records
London, Berlin, Cuba, Brazil, India, Lebanon
‘…Renu, a 21st Century Charlie Parker…’ (Resonance FM, Dexter Bentley)