OUTLANDS builds on an already strong international relationship between leading all-male urban contemporary dance troupe 2Faced Dance Company and the South Asian dance sector.
The programme showcases works by Hemabharathy Palani and Ronita Mookerji from India and Emma Jayne Park from the UK. All three choreographers were commissioned through The BENCH, 2Faced Dance’s pioneering training scheme for choreographers.
At the heart of Yashti, Palani’s offering, is ‘the woman’. Enthused by the story of the Tulsi plant – a tale of conflict, confrontation, jealousy and growth – Palani paints a sensorial portrait of a woman. Expect fresh choreographic ideas, driven by classical Indian music and spoken poetry.
Bharatanatyam-trained Mookerji’s WHO asks: 'Who am I? What defines me? Where do I belong?' Using movement motifs centred around being stuck, confined or imprisoned, WHO explores what we mean by identity and what constitutes home.
It’s Not Over Yet by Emma Jayne Park is inspired by her own cancer diagnosis, treatment and remission. Personal, funny and honest, it examines grief, change and our relationship with home. The performance unites movement and text with live music created from everyday objects by composer Nik Paget-Thomlinson.
Each choreographer brings their own dancers to the works, so the diverse dance styles are performed by an international cast.
2Faced Dance Company has a reputation for devising visually stunning dance that is relevant to today – OUTLANDS should be no exception.
|What||2Faced Dance Company, Outlands, The Place|
|Where||The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Euston Square (underground)|
On 03 Oct 17, 20:00 Dur.: 80 minutes (including interval)
|Price||£16 (concessions £12)|
|Website||Click here to book via The Place|