12 Nov 2012

Archived Show
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Well known to Sadler’s Wells audiences from the hit Mischief with choreographer Arthur Pita, and The Thought That Counts, Guy Cools talks with Puppeteer and Artistic Director of Theatre Rites, Sue Buckmaster. The discussion will look into the parallels between object manipulation and movement, particularly between the puppet and the live body. They will also analyse how contemporary choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Crystal Pite have integrated puppets into their work.

Back for a fourth series, the body:language talks are curated by dramaturg and writer Guy Cools. As in previous years, British and international artists will be interviewed about the role of the body in their work and how their understanding of it relates to other fields. Each discussion will focus not just on the body in dance and live performance but will also encompass how other disciplines relate to the human form, including philosophy, science, medicine, anthropology and other arts.

This series will also feature Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists Jonzi D and Hofesh Shechter, as well as Jonzi’s long-time collaborator Soweto Kinch.