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26 Oct 2016

Standing at the forefront of dance and digital work, award-winning choreographer Yael Flexer and digital artist Nic Sandiland create upfront and witty movement-driven works for the stage, galleries and public spaces. This November at DanceEast, Flexer & Sandiland present Disappearing Acts, their latest immersive live work, and Weighting, a new digital installation.

In their signature style they generate a sense of intimacy in live performance and digital installation, acknowledging the physicality and presence of the viewer. Their new work Disappearing Acts presents a deeply immersive experience with the audience seated 360 degrees around the performance. The performers pass through and around dancing at close range relaying stories both real and imagined.

“Dance that is unaffected, unforced, charming and smart” TIME OUT

Using bespoke digital lighting this brand new work plays with the idea of visibility, evocative images, stories and wry humour, giving voice to our experiences of disappearance, night-time and politically ‘dark times’.

Choreography by Yael Flexer & the company is woven through text by Wendy Houston. Dramaturgy is by Pete Phillips and music is composed by Karni Postel, James Keane & Nic Sandiland. Lighting, integral to the work, is designed by Nic Sandiland and Natalie Rowland and costume design is by Holly Murray.

“An innately playful yet thoughtful package of post-modern concepts… fast, fluid, full bodied” DANCE EUROPE

Look out for accompanying installation by Nic Sandiland, Weighting, in the Jerwood DanceHouse foyer. The work is based around a large set of weighting scales, which tilts and falls to the movement of digital performers as if they were physically present in the space.

Before they disappear into the darkness, catch Yael Flexer at DanceEast on Friday 25 November! Book your tickets now by calling 01473 295230 or click here.