Figurines - A Dance by Lola Maury (Performance 1)
A mesmerising, ritualistic and meditative journey that invites you to get back into your body.
A sense of rolling
A stream of actions
It is about being present
An exercise in transformation and perpetual movement, Figurines is inspired by whirling Dervish Dance. A dancer sets off on a spinning journey of becoming by shaping and re-shaping herself continuously. Audience members witness the performer swirling through a never-ending flow of representations, to be lead on a meditative ride where images emerge, fuse and disappear relentlessly.
A performance experience that will change your state of mind, ask you to stop for a moment, take a breath and get back into your body.
Audiences are invited to join a meditation session, led by a member of Cambridge Buddhist Centre, after the performance of Figurines.
Lola Maury is a choreographer from France who aims to concert intimate, sensorial and introspective experiences for her audiences. Winner of the Deustche Bank Award for Contemporary Dance, and selected for La Grande Scène des PSO.
Figurines was developed with support from The Place (London), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds), York University (York), Dance City (Newcastle), Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Studio Lucien/Compagnie Propos (Lyon) and CND Lyon/Rhône-Alpes and financial support from Arts Council England.