Metropolis reflects on our complicated relationship with the city. We build to control, simplify, protect, but the city, much like a wild animal, resists domestication. Lost in a labyrinth, trapped in enclosed spaces, the protagonists battle to construct their personal space against an ever-changing foe they contributed to create. A cast of world class dancers builds or scatters a landscape of bricks and constantly redefines borders in their quest for comfort, security and happiness.
Metropolis is a 2013 Dance City Commission supported by Arts Council England, Greenwich Dance, Free to Fall and Kingston University.
23rd November 2013, Dance City, Newcastle. (WORLD PREMIERE)
6th December 2013, Rich Mix, London. (LONDON PREMIERE)
6 March 2015, Greenwich Dance, London.
12th March 2015, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth.
Created and choreographed by:
Performers (original cast):
Set & Costume Design:
Production Manager/Lighting Design:
Aaron Vickers, Marina Hernandez Gonzalez, Gareth Mole and Lisa Welham
Lee Smikle (SmikleProject)
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