Thursday 23 January at 7.45pm
Tickets - £10, concessions - £8
In February 2019 Bristol based choreographer Anderson created the inaugural work for the first professional contemporary dance company in in Lima, Peru - Compania Danza PUCP, founded by Fernando Castro of The PUCP university and led by artistic director Pachi Valle Riestra.
The work, Laberinto (Labyrinth), is based on Anderon’s British Council and Arts Council England funded travel research award into pre-Incan ceremonial sites and imagery, and is created in collaboration with Peruvian artists, - costume designer Alonso Nuñez, scenic and lighting artist Mariano Marquez and long-time collaborator British composer Steve Blake.
This work follows in Anderson’s series of works of historical mis-construction of reimagined lost dances.
The work uses designs and imagery from pre-Incan textiles, ceramics and architecture as a notation for a lost choreography that leads the audience on a serpentine journey into the darkness, into the labyrinth, into worlds beyond death.
The work draws on European mythical imagery of the underworld,
early 20th century Russian ballet’s idea of ancient Greek fauns and nymphs, Hollywood’s depiction of spirits from the underworld and musician Cab Calloway’s acerbic song about mortality.