Event Details

  • Fri 23rd November | 8.00pm

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THE KNOT

PERFORMANCE TIME: 8PM
STALLS: £14
DRESS CIRCLE: £16
CONCESSIONS: £2 OFF
SCHOOL GROUPS: £10

UMANOOVE │DIDY VELDMAN

You’re invited to a completely different wedding celebration where the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids are all world-class dancers and audience members are the wedding guests. The Knot is about ritual, doubt, nerves and the sheer magic of weddings. This is Didy Veldman’s latest dance creation following on from the huge success of The Happiness Project.

A cast of seven perform to LES NOCES, Stravinsky’s gorgeous music from a Russian folk wedding and a specially commissioned score by Ben Foskett. The work is supremely physical and theatrical with beautiful costumes and moments of participation to ensure you’re at the heart of the celebration.

Commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and funds from Arts Council England, Linbury Trust,The Master Charitable Trust – The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor.

Dancers returning to The Knot this autumn are: Dane Hurst (Rambert, National Dance Company of Wales, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Company Wayne McGregor); Mathieu Geffré (Dansgroep Amsterdam, Noord Nederlandse Dans, National Dance Company Wales, Theo Clinkard); Oliver Chapman (Henri Oguike Dance, National Dance Company of Wales, Icon Dance); Sara Harton (erSa Danse, Les 7 doigts de la main, PPS Danse, ezdanza); and Angela Venturini (recently a post-graduate student at The Place). Joining them is Mai Lisa Guinoo (Rambert, GoteborgOperans) and apprentice dancer Sam Costello (London Contemporary Dance School).

Veldman tailors each company of dancers to suit each work. The international cast of performers interpret the themes of Veldman’s work through her extremely physical and theatrical movement style.