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THIS & the last caribou

November 04, 2022

A performer with blonde pigtails wears dark eye makeup, white tank top, furry white paints, and a grey knitted sleeve on the left arm. They are kneeling on the ground looking up. The ground is lit with white lights amid a dark stage.

THIS & the last caribou is a series of three works; each of them explores our place in relation to history and nature.  THIS is a meditation on loss and recovery. It portrays a woman […]

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Le cri des méduses

November 03, 2022

A group of dancers, partially clothed with skin covered in dark smears. They are intertwined, grabbing onto each other in a stack of bodies. The floor is gray and there is a gray irregular structure behind them.

The inspiration for this haunting, dreamlike dance performance is Géricault’s The Raft of Medusa, which depicts a jumble of intertwined bodies and has human desperation as its theme. Choreographer Alan Lake has taken the painting’s […]

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Coloured Swan 3: Harriet’s reMix

November 03, 2022

A dancer wearing a costume of brightly coloured flowing tulle stands with arms raised, looking up. They are lit by light above amid a dark blue background.

All aboard the Mothership! Moya Michael’s fantastically creative opus blends music, contemporary dance, digital projection, audience interaction and wild vocal effects; the result is a futuristic meditation on time, politics and human history. Thematically, CS3 […]

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Never Twenty One

November 03, 2022

A dancer in black pants stands facing away from the camera, arms gesturing. The room is darkly lit, highlighting their bare back and arms which are covered in white-painted testimonials of the families of young Black men who have been victims of gun violence.

Smaïl Kanouté’s dance production is a lament, a tribute and a protest. It takes its name from the hashtag #Never21–a reference to Black men who have lost their lives to gun violence before reaching 21 […]

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