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WILD CARD - CONSTELLATIONS

(2019)



Constellations explores the relationship between power and gender through an eclectic series of vignettes, featuring historically marginal archetypes of witches, fools and prophets. Summoning stereotypes from Western culture, Constellations includes a dance piece called Radical Togetherness, which investigates the generating of new forms of audience-performer relationship, situated at the threshold of a travelling circus, ballroom and phantasmagorical pop club. Gender fluidity and social dancing are invoked to examine new ways of understanding social politics – specifically how to be together in a common physical and emotional space.

Performers directly engage the audience to reconsider the idea of who in society holds marginal and dominant roles, and why. Constellations challenges conventional dance-forms and their gendered stereotypes in an inviting and thoughtful manner, through a rich palette of movement, song, drag and symbolism.


Artistic Collaborators

Performers: Roni Katz, Katye Coe, Charlie Cattrall, Pau Aran Gimeno & Sara Ruddock
Composer & Performer: Domenico Angarano
Singer-songwriter: Bliss Carmxn
Artistic Facilitator: Frank Bock
Masks by Damselfrau
Costumes by Curtis Oland
Make-up by Hamilton Stansfield
Lighting by Brigitte
Set by Jack Hardy
Pots by Sean Gwee
Prints by Pati De
Jewellery by Carolina de Barros


Special thanks to Siobhan Davies Dance, Sadler's Wells and Arts Council England for the funding and in-kind support and dramaturgical support by Jonathan Burrows.

Show Dates:

6-8 June 2019 at Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, London.



                                                                                                                                              Photos by Camilla Greenwell.