A stunning new work for five dancers, created by choreographer Tanja Råman and digital artist John Collingswood. Using a fusion of exhilarating dance, cutting edge technology and live music, TaikaBox transports you into a fascinating world that lies just beyond the body…
Beyond the Body unfolds on a white stage amongst the shifting light of two projectors. The five dancers’ movement ranges from the meditative to the explosive as they intertwine with the projected images of otherworldly landscapes, mystical symbols and shimmering energy fields all blended live with a hypnotic, multi-layered soundscape created by the pioneering Bristolian post-jazz duo, Eyebrow. Artist, John Collingswood’s projection features video footage shot by award-winning cinematographer Bill Mitchell whose work has been used in countless Hollywood productions, in particular, the time-lapse landscapes he shot for Ron Fricke’s Baraka.
Beyond the Body also combines extensive research into areas such as; shamanism, subtle energies, mysticism and extra-sensory perception, fusing dynamic choreography and cutting-edge technology, to create an enthralling dance performance.
The collaboration between choreographer Tanja Råman and digital artist John Collingswood (formally tanja råman+dbini industries) has produced a variety of work over the last six years, most recently creating the moving performance based on Ebbw Vale’s industrial heritage, Cold Rolling, as part of Wales’ major cultural Olympiad event, Adain Avion. This is their most ambitious project yet.
Beyond the Body visits Aberystwyth following its world première performance at Taliesin Arts Centre earlier this year. We hope you can join us for a mesmerizing and enriching performance.
Beyond the Body is a coproduction with Taliesin, funded by the Arts Council of Wales and supported by Chapter, National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Riverfront and Run & Become
Run time approx. 70 mins, no interval.
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