James Wilton’s reimagining of the literary classic pits Ahab, a ship’s captain, against the white whale Moby Dick, a deceptively beautiful beast that is as dangerous as the sea itself.
More than a simple re-enactment of the narrative, Leviathan uses movement to communicate Ahab’s ruthless aggression and introverted despair. Meanwhile, the abstracted force of Moby Dick is created through intense rolling, tumbling and driving motion.
Admirers of multi award-winning choreographer James Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work are without doubt in for a whale of a time with Leviathan.
Seven performers take contemporary dance to new depths, conveying themes from the novel – man versus nature, isolation, obsession beyond reason – through a choreographic language bursting with unbridled energy.
Accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul, Leviathan is daring, energetic, and sure to both evoke emotions and engage the intellect.
Note: There will be a post-show chat on Tuesday 15th November, offering audience members the opportunity to have an informal discussion about Leviathan with the company.
|What||James Wilton Dance: Leviathan, The Place|
|Where||The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Euston Square (underground)|
15 Nov 16 – 16 Nov 16, 20:00 End Time TBC
|Website||Click here to book via The Place|