Archived Events/ Autumn 2010

Yael Flexer, Nic Sandiland / Dance & Digital Works

Yael Flexer - The Living Room

The Living Room

Date: Thu 30 Sep
Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Prices: Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5
Suitable ages: 14+

The Living Room is an intimate dance set in what appears to be the bare bones of a living or rehearsal room. The performers interfere or seemingly assist each other’s ‘solo moment’ together inhabiting an imagined domestic space.

Yael Flexer’s distinctive choreography effortlessly weaves wry humour and informal banter with dance that is fast paced and emotionally driven. Music is by Nye Parry and cellist Karni Postel, who also plays live; lighting by Michael Mannion and dramaturgy by live artist Gary Stevens.

Yael Flexer (Formerly Bedlam Dance Company) and Nic Sandiland create live works for stage as well as site-specific and gallery based digital installations. The company has been creating touring productions for the past 15 years alongside live and digital commissions for among others, Woking Dance Festival, The South Bank Centre and Sadler’s Wells.

“dance that is unforced, unaffected, charming and smart” – Time out

Nic Sandiland’s latest digital installation Gravity Shift is also being shown at The Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, from 29th September to 26th October. Drawing on technology usually associated to flight simulators and using projected images, this project seeks to challenge the notion that the pull of gravity on the human body is absolute and can only act in a fixed downwards projection.

IMAGE :  Chris Nash