For this special programme, the feminine, the political and the street - Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter and Kate Prince - will meet on stage in a triple bill named simply The Associates.
Canadian artist Crystal Pite’s lyric movement finds expression in A Picture of You Falling, a short work that is part of a wider performance called The You Show (2010), the product of Pite’s fascination with familiar storylines and the body’s role in giving them shape. A passionate pas-de-deux between a man and a woman, it encompasses repeated narratives that move across cultures and generations. And maybe the sound of your heart hitting the floor can be heard too.
The Barbarians in Love is the first of three new short works by the British-based Israeli Hofesh Shechter, which will premiere throughout the 2014-15 season. This first piece gives intimate insights into how the dancers’ movement develops together with Shechter's work as a choreographer. Here music by baroque composers is at the heart of the creative process, bringing a measure of mathematical precision to the passion of the Shechterian world.
Completing the bill is a new work by Kate Prince, a choreographer who’s been instrumental in structuring street hip-hop for the stage. SMILE takes its inspiration from the song of the same name originally composed by Charlie Chaplin, and seeks to look behind the smiling face of one of the world’s greatest entertainers. The piece is performed by the Swedish dancer Tommy Franzén, a member of Prince’s hugely successful ZooNation hip hop troupe who attracted national attention as a contestant in dance competition So You Think You Can Dance.
|What||The Associates: Schechter, Prince, Pite, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Roseberry Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
05 Feb 15 – 08 Feb 15, at 4pm on Sunday 8th
|Website||Click here to book via the Sadler's Wells website|