A work that swells with poetic significance
Intelligent performance art of a very high quality ✭✭✭✭ DanceTabs
Both a tribute to the choreographer’s classical studies and a melancholic and subtle meditation on the themes of Homer’s Odyssey, No Lander is a discourse on longing and belonging.
Five dancers like heroes lost at sea are exposed to an unrelenting space, nothing to hang onto, no roots, no light and no land. Falling in and out of intricate duets as they grapple to hold on to something, their flesh emerges from the darkness in waving and sculptural torsions.
Stark industrial lighting and live captured sound collide and transform the stage into a deserted wreck.
No Lander was commissioned by The Place with support from TIR Danza and subsidy from Fondo per la Danza D’Autore/Regione Emilia-Romagna 2015/2016 (Italy), supported by ResCen at Middlesex University and by Arts Council England. Produced by Artstrust Productions.