Photo by Didier Grappe
COMPAGNIE MAGUY MARIN (FRANCE)
Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape
Umwelt (UK Premiere)
Sat 22 & Sun 23 October 7.45pm
South Bank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall 08701 454 555
Tickets £11 - £17.50
(concs 50% off, limited availability)
Meet the Artist: Sat 22 with Maguy Marin. Free to ticket holders after the performance
Influenced by the work of playwright Samuel Beckett, Maguy Marin has created a work in which the audience is compelled to critique its own reflection.
The performers disappear and reappear on a set comprised of monolithic mirrored slabs which shake and shudder as if caught in a storm. Carrying out a series of actions depicting the innate habits of sex, violence, survival, destruction and waste, Umwelt eloquently depicts a hypnotic and colourful rear-window view of Marin's sense of the human condition.
The soundtrack by Marin's long term collaborator, Denis Mariotte, perfectly complements this exquisite and often humourous hour-long cycle of inherent activity.
‘Ms. Marin’s ingenious brand of dance-theater is never devoid of the pungent image; it has the arrow of insight that