The Storm showcases this contemporary dance company’s trademark athletic style and has been devised to get people to engage with both dance and mental health. It features scientific input from Dr David Belin, a Cambridge University lecturer in behavioural neuroscience, and is based on the following aphorisms:
'You can’t see the wind, but you can see how it changes objects.
You can’t see unhappiness, but you can see how it changes people.
A low becomes a depression, a depression becomes a storm.
When you’re unhappy, people say it will all blow over.
There is a calm before the storm, is there one afterwards?'
Award-winning choreographer James Wilton has set his high-energy movement to an original soundtrack of thundering electro-rock by the Polish prog-rock artist Michal Wojtas/Amarok. Wilton previously used Amarok’s music for a creation for Theater Münster in Germany and was hugely inspired by the score throughout the creation of The Storm this summer.
The Storm is set to be James Wilton Dance’s most ambitious work to date, touring extensively. The company aims to present a minimum of 100 performances, as it did with Leviathan.
Expect athletic and accessible dance that deals with a complex subject matter.
Post-show discussion with the artists: Fri 23 Nov
|What||James Wilton Dance, The Storm, The Place|
|Where||The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London, WC1H 9PY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Euston (underground)|
23 Nov 18 – 24 Nov 18, 19:30 Dur.: TBC
|Price||£17 (concessions £13)|
|Website||Click here to book via The Place|