Photo: Marco Barbon
HERMAN DIEPHUIS (FRANCE)
D’apres J C (UK Premiere)
Sat 22 & Mon 24 October, 8pm
The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre
020 7387 0031
Tickets £5 - £15
Meet the Artist: Sat 22 with Herman Diephuis
Free to ticket holders after the performance
In D'après J C (According to J C), Herman Diephuis creates an icon-filled Renaissance art gallery in motion.
Shifting from tableau to tableau, tracing the life of Jesus Christ, the dancers portray the most famous mother-son double act in history, capturing the statuesque curves and subtle gestures found in the works of Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Durer, Da Vinci, Memling, Michelangelo and Raphael.
D'après J C questions the relationship between onlooker and image and challenges the audience to respond to the beauty, humour and historical significance of the sights set before them.
‘A real delight to watch.’ Libération