Idan Sharabi / Claire Cunningham — Ours / Give Me A Reason To Live

16 & 17 Oct 2015

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

 

This special Dance Umbrella double bill opens with the UK premiere of Idan Sharabi's Ours, a choreographic look at the idea of home, set to music by Joni Mitchell. Sharabi, who performs in this award-winning duet with Dor Mamalia, had an impressive career as a dancer, performing with the likes of NDT and Batsheva Dance Company, before setting up his own company in 2012.

Inspired by the work of Medieval Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch, Give Me A Reason To Live is a powerful solo taking the form of a series of tests, both of body and of faith.

With a sound score crafted by Zoë Irvine, Give Me A Reason To Live is performed and choreographed by Claire Cunningham and features her haunting singing of one of J.S. Bach's chorale cantatas. This mesmerising piece is a statement on our judgement of the human body; a study in the notion of empathy.

Part of Dance Umbrella

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R