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Contagion

Shobanna Jeyasingh Dance present...

Contagion

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018 2pm & 6pm

VENUE : ST GABRIEL'S CHURCH HALL, ST GABRIEL'S AVENUE, SUNDERLAND, SR4 7TF
(Located at the junction of Chester Road and Kayll Road in Sunderland)

Contagion is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary

Contagion commemorates the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed more people than the First World War itself. The piece is inspired by the nature and spread of the flu virus, the unseen enemy within that mankind was battling, far deadlier than the war that raged in the trenches. The striking work of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele, who fell victim to the Spanish Flu, forms a visual footnote to the piece. 

Set to an atmospheric soundscape, this performance with evocative visuals brings us closer to the virus: rapid, random and constantly shape-shifting. Eight female dancers contort and mutate as they explore both the resilience and the vulnerability of the human body. 

THIS IS A STANDING PERFORMANCE PRESENTED IN ST GABRIEL’S CHURCH HALL, WHICH WAS USED AS A TEMPORARY HOSPITAL IN WORLD WAR 1.

Suitable for 12 years and over

Read the ***** review in The Times here

Ticket Prices:  Pay What You Decide at the end of the performance

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