Following The Happiness Project, which launched her company at DanceEast in 2016, Dutch-born Didy Veldman’s new production is The Knot, an examination of the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society.
The Umanoove dancers interpret this theme through a supremely physical and theatrical dance language, looking at what a wedding means, how it feels, the role of ritual, doubt, religion, gender and Walt Disney. With music from Stravinsky and Ben Foskett, The Knot will create the atmosphere of a large wedding party in which the performers are the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids, and the audience are the guests.
Commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and funds from Arts Council England, Linbury Trust, The Master Charitable Trust – The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor.
Duration: 70 minutes (TBC), no interval