Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Contagion

@ Berwick Visual Arts

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15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018

Contagion, a powerful new work from leading choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh, is inspired by the nature and rapid spread of the Spanish flu virus and will be performed in Berwick Visual Arts Gymnasium Gallery.

Contagionย is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UKโ€™s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Contagion commemorates the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed more people than the First World War itself. The piece is inspired by the nature and spread of the flu virus, the unseen enemy that mankind was battling within, while engaging in more conventional warfare in the world outside. The striking work of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele, who fell victim to the Spanish flu, forms a visual footnote to the piece.

Set to an atmospheric soundscape, this dance installation with digital visuals echoes the scientific features of a virus – rapid, random and constantly shape-shifting. Eight female dancers contort and mutate as they explore both the resilience and the vulnerability of the human body.

This is a standing performance.

Venue
Berwick Visual Arts
c/o The Maltings Theatre and Cinema
Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1AJ

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