Sep - Dec 2019
Dates: Sep - Dec 2019
A joyfully chaotic solo about nostalgia, intimacy and holiday camp competitions
A ground-breaking adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s first play, BAAL.
Amy blends dance, text and animation Amy to find new moves for a more radical notion of femininity
Marking 25 years since the demolition of Grimethorpe Colliery and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture, WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As one grinds to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.
Journalist Sanjoy Roy talks to Gary Clarke about the making of WASTELAND
"Ruminative, poignant and provocative, it is a work of intricate yet unadorned artistry" - The Australian
Dancing in flawless unison, their movement at times poised, at others animalistic, two fearless female performers demand nothing less than our full attention. Moving impeccably through the first part of their compelling duet, they instinctively navigate the terrain of a stark set to a shamanistic, looping, drum score by composer Scanner.
A compelling new dance play
"Speaks wonderfully to its young audience … magnetically draws the gaze" - Radio Télévision Suisse
Voyage into the unknown with this dreamlike spectacle, a bewitching gem of a family show, in which gravity dissolves, bodies bravely contort and optical illusions conjure other worlds.
Observe, sketch and photograph the company.