About the Show/Event
Information for Boris Charmatz - (terrain) infini at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London (Dance or ballet). UK Premiere. Staged in Sadler's Wells main theatre but in an intimate configuration with only seating for 400 (including some on stage) this is a unique presentation. Numbers and counting set the pace - and the theme for this remarkable work. For centuries, dancers have counted to four, six, or eight, and then started over. In modern choreography, they may count in more complex ways, combining 13s and fives, but what would happen if they counted to infinity? Boris Charmatz explores the relationship between the finite nature of the body and concepts of infinity. Navigating mathematical purity and the symbolic value attached to numbers, the performers mesmerize as they dance and count at the same time, in a test of memory and resilience. They count on the spot, backwards, towards the infinitely small and the infinitely large, alone or in unison, keeping the beat or standing in the face of time.
Approximate runtime 70minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: This performance contains strobe lighting.