Shifting from tableau to tableau, tracing the life of Jesus Christ, the dancers portray the most famous mother-son double act in history, capturing the statuesque curves and subtle gestures found in the works of Bellini, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Durer, Da Vinci, Memling, Michelangelo and Raphael.
D'aprиs J C questions the relationship between onlooker and image and challenges the audience to respond to the beauty, humour and historical significance of the sights set before them.
'A real delight to watch.' Libйration
Part of Dance Umbrella on Tour
In a fascinating community project, performers Julien Gallйe-Ferrй and Claire Haenni, will be working with ten local people of all ages and with no previous performance experience, to reproduce these paintings onstage. These volunteers will attend rehearsals with the company and take part in the finished show.
Thursday 25 May 2006 @ 8pm