Boris Charmatz - Musee de la danse - danse de nuit

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RUNNING TIME
1hr.
Opens 17 May 2017

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Sadler's Wells presents an adventurous dance performance off-site by one of the most thought provoking choreographers working today. Boris Charmatz, acclaimed French former ballet dancer turned mischievous experimentalist, brings his latest production danse de nuit to the top of a multi-storey car park in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Last seen taking over Tate Modern, he plays with expectations, dealing with the complexities of human experience in unexpected ways. This spring we go with him after dark, to the edge of the city, to a place where dance does not usually go. In danse de nuit (French for ?dance of the night') six dancers are moved by a palpable sense of urgency: what are they doing there? They seem to have a lot to say. Made after the Paris terrorist attacks of 2015, this new work meshes with the city itself. Like playing truant after hours when we should be safely at home, this is an invitation to not play it safe.

This event takes place at Multi Storey Car Park, Lesney Avenue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20 3BS