Philippe Decouflé Company DCA — Contact

16 - 18 Jun 2015

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

UK PREMIERE 

Witty musical mayhem from the master of visual invention.

Philippe Decouflé is a creator of dreamlike dance theatre. With Contact, he crafts a visually eclectic musical comedy; a tale of our human – and sometimes superhuman – passions.

Using an extraordinary troupe of sixteen dancers, actors, singers and musicians, Decouflé has created a musical about musicals; borrowing from cabarets, circus, classic musicals and even flirting with Bollywood. This eccentric new show is scored by Nosfell and Pierre Le Bourgeois.

Decouflé finds inspiration in both high and popular culture. As an artist trained in mime, bodily expression, the circus and dance by the likes of Isaac Alvarez, Annie Fratellini, Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais, directing a musical is a natural conclusion for this performance innovator.

Contact is the culmination of Decouflé's cinematographic prowess and his sense of trickery and illusion, as he challenges expectations with the use of the spectacular, the burlesque and the bizarre, forging a world where freedom rules, and passion, fire and fury sing aloud.

“Decouflé is a theatrical magician par excellence”

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R