Opens 9 Jun 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Verve - the touring group from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds showing the next generation of contemporary dance.
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 who 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, explores the physical and metaphorical borders societies continue to build. With full bodied physicality and intimate duets, the dancers question our precarious dualistic existence.