Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

Gregory Maqoma & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

Southern Bound Comfort – UK PREVIEW

Date: Fri 1 October
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: Full £12 | Conc £10
Suitable 14+

Please note this performance is taking place at the Point in Eastleigh
Book tickets from The Point Box Office: 023 8065 2333 /

Created / Co-produced: Théâtre de la Ville- Paris, co-commissioned by The ShowRoom, University of Chichester and developed and created with the support of The Point, Eastleigh

Southern Bound Comfort joins two stunning duets that have been developed from a long-standing friendship between dance artists Gregory Maqoma, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shanell Winlock. Accompanied on stage by three live musicians, the two duets, performed by Maqoma and Winlock, draw on, unite and create a shared language between the cultural heritage of European, South African and South Asian traditions.

The evening previews Bound, a brand new work by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui centering on the cultural backgrounds of the performers and considers the ways in which we are bound to each other and to our heritage, ourselves and our desires. The second duet will be Gregory Maqoma’s widely acclaimed Southern Comfort. Originally presented in 2001, and re-created for the Svapnagata Festival at the Sadler’s Wells (curated by Akram Khan), it is a humorous yet moving work exposes what defines us and the physical and emotional connexions we build with the people and space around us.

To book call The ShowRoom: 01243 816000

IMAGE: John Hogg