The year is 1978 and Eric Valentine and Bernard Humphries have been stationed as keepers at the remote Echo Point lighthouse. The two strangers make for an unlikely pairing and they are only just beginning to establish the practicalities of their odd working relationship when something supernatural makes its presence felt…
A haunting tale of love, death and monsters, Point of Echoes is essentially a play brought to life through contemporary dance.
Three dancers – Dom Czapski, Tom Heyes and Marta Masiero – embody an exploration of the personal struggles of the two lonely lighthouse keepers under the direction of the internationally renowned choreographer Ben Wright.
Wright most famously danced the lead role of The Prince in Sir Matthew Bourne’s male Swan Lake and performed with leading contemporary dance companies including London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Richard Alston Dance Company.
Despite his incredible career as a dancer, Wright was on track to be an actor until he began training in dance aged 19. It makes sense, then, that his choreographic creations retain his theatrical roots and take inspiration from a variety of artistic mediums.
Indeed, Point of Echoes promises to blend the whimsical tones of a Wes Anderson movie with the eerie dread of The Twilight Zone. As the first commission from the Rural Touring Dance Initiative (a project to boost the amount of contemporary dance on offer in rural communities), Point of Echoes was originally developed to be performed in village halls.
It makes its London debut at The Place following a nationwide tour of rural venues.
Age Guidance: 14+
|What||bgroup and China Plate, Point of Echoes, The Place|
|Where||The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Euston (underground)|
20 Sep 18 – 22 Sep 18, Thu & Fri 19:30, Sat 15:00 and 19:00 Dur.: 1 hour 45 mins inc one interval
|Price||£17 (concessions £13)|
|Website||Click here to book via The Place|