TUESDAY 25 APRIL 2017
7.30 PM DANCE STUDIO THEATRE
VERVE presents an exhilarating programme of four distinct dance works choreographed by international artists James Cousins, Carlos Pons Guerra, Leila McMillan and Matthias Sperling.
Performed by a company of eleven dancers trained at some of the world’s leading conservatoires, the work is physically daring and thought provoking.
Carlos Pons Guerra’s Rita is a raucous, full company work inspired by the vestal world of nunneries. What happens when our innate desires are denied expression? Leila McMillan tackles the continuous cycle of destruction and repair that characterises our lives, tapping into the visceral physicality of the dancers with her work Continuum. Hypnotic and ambiguous, Matthias Sperling’s Soft Power Generator asks: What if movement can generate our future? What future do we need? Finally James Cousins’ A Fable of Our Time on all eleven dancers explores the physical and metaphorical borders societies continue to build. With full bodied physicality and intimate duets, the dancers question our precarious dualistic existence.
An excellent showcase for highly professional individuals who should all have bright futures ahead
Dancing Times on VERVE 16