Wild Card — Neil Callaghan: Transforming Matter

7 Nov 2014

Archived Show
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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Wild Card returns with more specially curated evenings from a new generation of dance makers, bringing fresh perspectives to the stage. For each Wild Card, an up-and-coming artist is given the opportunity to present work that excites them alongside their own.

Neil Callaghan makes work between dance and theatre. Since 2002 he has been creating performances both as a solo artist and in collaborations, including the Sadler’s Wells commission Electric Hotel by David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt. His programme Transforming Matter features two international artists at the cutting edge of dance – Mette Ingvartsen and Jeremy Wade – who rarely show work in the UK. He also performs an extract of his latest duet with long-time collaborator Simone Kenyon. These three pieces explore how we engage with the world and each other.

In a theatre stripped of seating, Transforming Matter is an intimate triple bill which aims to draw attention to the different ways in which an audience member is an active participant in co-creating a dance. This is an invitation to take part in an evening of shared experiences and multiple transformations.

Someone, Something, Someone commissioned by Dance4 and LICA, with support from Dartington Arts, The Point and Shoreditch Town Hall. Supported Using Public Funding by Arts Council England. Speculations: Summer Intensive 2011 organized by Christine De Smedt/les ballets C de la B and DOCH (University of dance and circus, Stockholm)

Supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and The Garrick Charitable Trust



Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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