I do go to a number of dance events over the course of the year but I rarely talk about them. The exception is Matthew Bourne, who I am a HUGE fan of, and whose work I am always raving about.
Today is another exception. I was at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre and I saw Jean Abreu Dance and their dance piece Inside. It was mind-blowing. I loved it. It really took my breath away. Highly highly recommended!
Jean Abreu are here:
Cut and pasted from the Southbank Centre website:
INSIDE is fiercely evocative, highly-charged dance theatre featuring five outstanding male dancers and choreography by Brazilian Jerwood Award-winner Jean Abreu.
It explores violence, incarceration, solitude and hope within prison walls - a gritty, compelling and critically acclaimed production revealing surprising tenderness within the starkness of captivity.
Joining the dancers on stage was the guitar/noise/glitch band 65daysofstatic. Fast gaining international attention for their captivating, uncompromising approach to music-making, they have sold over 100,000 albums worldwide.
I often go to the Southbank Centre. I am now going to start talking about what goes on there and so it now has its own tag.
The Umbrella Organisation welcomes the Southbank Centre!