Clod Ensemble — Under Glass

25 - 28 Oct

Archived Show
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Hackney Showroom

Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT


Following a sold out run at Village Underground, London in 2009 and award-winning presentation at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Clod Ensemble are reviving their “astonishing and unforgettable” (The Scotsman) production Under Glass, originally commissioned by Sadler’s Wells.

In a promenade performance, the audience moves through a space that is at once medical laboratory, museum exhibit and gallery, where dancers are kept like specimens in glass containers. This dream-like walk takes characters out of their everyday life and frames their moments of solitude; examining human beings attempting, with varying success, to live within their limits.

Building on Clod Ensemble’s reputation for work that defies traditional categories, Under Glass blends visual imagery, choreography and theatre with an original score to create a haunting exhibition of human life.

★★★★★ "Under Glass is inventive, brilliant, and beautifully haunting"

A Sadler’s Wells Commission
Supported by Wellcome and Arts Council England
Produced in association with Fuel

Hackney Showroom

Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT

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