Employing a cast of female dancers, Brocade is performed on a traverse catwalk, with the Lilian Baylis audience sitting alongside very much as if they were watching a fashion show.
Featuring live music by violinist Angharad Davies, Brocade evolves as something between a procession and a concert, with the dancers skipping and skimming to a rhythmic cadence of beats and jumps.
As alliances form and dissolve, it becomes clear that what is being recreated is the precision, strength and delicacy of a piece of lace.
Of Brocade Roberta Jean says it ‘weaves our diverse skills as threads to make a whole.’
An intriguing proposition and surely enough to pique our curiosity…
Free post-show talk: Thursday 31 May
|What||Roberta Jean, Brocade, Lilian Baylis Studio|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
31 May 18 – 01 Jun 18, 20:00 Dur.: TBC
|Website||Click here to book via the Sadler's Wells website|