York Theatre Royal Studio, 15 February, 7.45pm
Dance Double Bill is programmed in partnership with York Dance Space and York Theatre Royal, to showcase two professional dance works from local and national dance artists.
Plastic Soul tells the story of the rise and fall of a mythical performer, whose image and identity are constantly morphing.
A cross between a music gig, a dance performance and a documentary, Chimutengwende steps up to the mic in a series of increasingly demanding and outlandish roles. As the transformations escalate, what we thought was underneath it all – the human soul – becomes ever more part of the act.
An odyssey of reinvention, Plastic Soul is an experiment in storytelling and metamorphosis “that takes us to the limits of what we can become.”
In the other half of the double bill is Ensemble Improvisation in which a cast of dancers will choreograph and perform this dance piece at the same time. Playing off each other, playing with each other, agreeing, disagreeing…it’s all going to have to be part of it. 30 minutes in the moment, moment to moment. At the moment there will be movement, speaking, swinging, stories, thrusting, shaping, declaring, singing, running… but who knows what will go in in the moment.