YUMINO SEKI (dance/performance) AFRIT NEBULA (music) MARK FRENCH (interactive projections and staging)
Following performances in St Leonards on Sea in 2023-24, THE SPIRIT IN THE DUST comes to Brighton for the first time.
Japanese Butoh-influenced dancer Yumino Seki performs with original music played live by Afrit Nebula (Elaine Edwards, Ken Edwards, Yair Katz).
"Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper." – Albert Einstein
Based on an original concept and musical composition by Elaine Edwards with text by Ken Edwards, the piece imagines a world spirit conjured from darkness into an exploding theatre of light. Moving images (by Mark French) are projected onto a translucent kinetic screen which provide a multi-dimensional setting for the dance. The whole performance builds to a mesmerising climax before resolving itself into the musical and visual ether.
THE SPIRIT IN THE DUST lasts approximately 50 minutes, and is prefaced with a 30-minute overture performance by Afrit Nebula.
An awe inspiring hypnotic moving sculpture in light and diaphonous material.... A wild, experimental and exciting event!
- Hastings Online Times
The dance, the music and the concept were totally breathtaking. The performance as a whole was passionate, profound and stunningly beautiful.
Venue Accessibility:Assistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair AccessibleAccessible ToiletAge suitability: 12+ (Guideline)Babes in Arms policy: Under 2's are not allowed at this event.Content Warnings: Loud Noises