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Performance

VenueSouthbank Centre
Other spaces: Royal Festival Hall, RFH, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From11th October 2011
To11th October 2011
When19:45
PricesFrom £10.00. To £20.00.
What is currently on at Southbank Centre (V423)

Armitage Gone! Dance

Armitage Gone!  DanceT430224283


Archive :: production:T430224283, dance or ballet:S1499745346, venue:V423

Two Theories/Drastic-Classicism

Not seen in London since 1985, '80s wild child Karole Armitage returns to Dance Umbrella with a world premiere and the revival of a seminal classic. Striking, elegant and dramatic, Two Theories - Quantum & String is performed by the company of ten captivatingly brilliant dancers, and explores the poetry underlying the pillars of 20th-century theoretical physics. Armitage's signature work from 1981, Drastic-Classicism, is performed to Rhys Chatham's clangorous score, played live by five guitarists amidst the dancers. When this outrageously high-energy performance premiered in New York 30 years ago, it shocked audiences with its audacity, pairing classical movement with the raw energy of punk's wall of sound. Today its impact is no less striking. Dance Umbrella - Queen Elizabeth Hall

Company

Choreographer Karole Armitage

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