Co-devised with contemporary dance duo Sébastien Ramirez and Honji Wang, the show promises to take audiences on a journey through parallel universes and unreal dreams. It has its UK premiere in London this November.
Ramirez and Wang united as Wang Ramirez in France in 2008. Their athletic and experimental hip-hop influenced dance language melds an urban style of dance theatre with contemporary dance, ballet technique and martial art movements.
As both directors of, and performers in, Dystopian Dream, the pair have taken inspiration from threads woven throughout the distinctive music of Sadler's Well Associate Artist Nitin Sawhney.
The result is a fusion of choreography, live music and theatre that grapples with the themes of loss, isolation, surrender and continuity evident in Sawhney’s multicultural musical mixes.
Besides the dancing, animated projections by Nick Hillel, costumes by fashion designer Hussein Chalayan, lighting by Natasha Chivers and set designs by Shizuka Hariu all ensure Dystopian Dream is a stylish immersive visual spectacle.
Live performances from singer Eva Stone add to the sensory satisfaction, producing a show that ought to delight the eyes and ears.
|What||Wang Ramirez & Nitin Sawhney, Dystopian Dream, Sadler's Wells|
|Where||Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
27 Nov 18 – 28 Nov 18, 19:30 Dur.: 1 hour 15 mins no interval
|Website||Click here to book via Sadler's Wells website|