Emotional Dance Times Two
Aussie Penny Chivas (pictured) has won huge acclaim for ‘Burnt Out’, a solo dance theatre work that is centred around our changing climate. Weaving spoken word and movement, she takes us on a journey that involves bushfires – both their ignition and the devastation they cause. Bringing together both past and future, fact and personal lived accounts, ‘Burnt Out’ is at once an intimate personal story and a universal meditation and reflection. Payal Ramchandani’s ‘Just Enough Madness’ meanwhile is concerned with our mental health. The dance – acting as a bridge between western classical traditions and Carnatic music – takes audiences through a wondrous journey of the mind, unravelling its complexity in the context of Hindu mythology and the present day. These two productions represent dance theatre at their thrilling best.
Burnt Out + Just Enough Madness, Friday 16 June, Dance City, Newcastle, 7pm, £15 (student £12.50), dancecity.co.uk
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