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A Thread

April 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm


A THREAD is a delicate but emotional dance work where there is
palpable tension in the relationship between the body and the space.
When these elements are re-configured there is a total transformation
of the space and all individuals within it, where every move alters
the balance.

The performance was inspired by renowned Brazilian sculptor Elisa
Bracher’s vast sculpture ‘Stopless End Point’ at the Museum of
Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and Jean has worked in close
collaboration with Elisa and the metal materials she uses for her
sculptures such as lead, steel and aluminium. The international cast
of dancers perform with heavy objects, counterbalanced with
lightweight martial-arts poles and sheets of metal to repel and react
to the choreographic movement and question the nature of man’s

Extensive research in China with Balance Arts Centre in Beijing lays
at the heart of Jean’s collaboration with Elisa, bringing a Chinese
perspective to the concepts of balance, body and visuals to the

Researched & supported by Balance Arts Centre, China, Arts Council
England, British Council, Pavillion Dance Bournemouth, Bath Spa
University and Lakeside Theatre Colchester

£10, £8 Concs, £6 UoB Students
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April 7, 2016
7:30 pm
Event Category:


The Edge
University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY
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