22 - 23 MAY 2013
Let's Dance Intertantional Festival Presents: Blood.
In a captivating multi-sensory experience that goes beyond dance, Jean Abreu Dance's new work is a celebration of the strange beauty of life, and one man’s scientific exploration of his flesh and blood that leads him in search of the composition of his soul.
Microscopic images of bodily fluids from Gilbert & George's The Fundamental Pictures, New Testamental Pictures and The Rudimentary Pictures come alive and dance with the performer in an exquisite and subtle duet, in what is the first time iconic artists Gilbert & George have allowed their work to be used in dance.
A solo piece in name only Blood has been created with an exceptional team of multi-disciplinary collaborating artists. Using Gilbert & George's images collaborating software artists Mirko Arcese and Luca Biada's edge motion-capture technology and animation incorporates their colourful and intricate images to create a suite of settings that respond to Abreu's movements and speech.
Mirko Arcese and Luca Biada (software artists)
Paul Wolinski (composer)
Richard Nicholl (costume)