Physical Theatre Meets Beautiful Motion
The beginning of February sees Bracknell arts centre South Hill Park welcome the return of critically-acclaimed Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon, with her enchanting dance theatre production Park, showing Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 February.
South Hill Park Arts Centre is delighted to welcome back the Jasmin Vardimon Company, whose work has been dedicated to the passion and commitment of its namesake since its founding in 2006. Vardimon’s celebrated choreographic style, connecting human body language with beautiful and elegant motion and quirky contemporary dance, is both daring and engaging, using physical theatre and subtle wit, bringing artist and audience together.
JVC’s new piece, Park, is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, ﬁght, fall in love and learn to survive. In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle in a historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays his story, a busker ﬁnds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady and a ﬂag-waving bully rants worn out political beliefs. Their stories intertwine creating a modern day fairytale that is alternately sharp, funny and cruel.
Extraordinary… a sexy and beautiful dance pieceNew Statesmen,
Vardimon’s choreography seems to wrench a bruising truth from its performers.Guardian,
Reworked for 2014 with new 3D imaging and a multi-talented cast, Park presents a breath-taking collision of highly acute physical theatre, text, athletic dance and funky music, delivering fresh statements about our time.
Jasmin Vardimon Company’s Park will show at South Hill Park on Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 February at 7.30pm.