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Turner Contemporary and Jasmin Vardimon Company present a new production in 2015

25 November 2014

The Company has joined Turner Contemporary in announcing an extraordinary new production at Margate’s Winter Gardens in April 2015. The company will work with designer, artist and architect Ron Arad and installation artist Guy Bar Amotz to create an architectural structure from industrial foam in which Maze will be performed: an extraordinary new work bridging dance theatre and the visual arts, will invite audience members to explore a world of surprise, wonder, delight and occasionally, unease. Tickets will be on sale from early 2015, and pre-registration will open shortly.

Jasmin Vardimon states:
“I’m excited to create a project that will allow audiences to experience my work at an extremely close and intimate proximity. This will be an experience that is similar to being on stage with the dancers and face-to-face with the artwork itself. The adventure each visitor will have will be dictated by the individual path they might choose within the architectural structure.”

Victoria Pomery of Turner Contemporary adds:
“We are delighted to be working with Jasmin Vardimon Company on one of the most ambitious projects we have supported to date. This unique collaboration allows both organisations to create an exceptional new work which draws together choreography, the visual arts and architecture. Jasmin Vardimon is an extremely talented choreographer and her experimental approach will be inspiring and unsettling.”

Ron Arad states:
“When Jasmin described this exciting project, I could not help but remember a visit to a foam factory in China, a few years ago. I recall seeing enormous volumes of foam being extruded from a giant gate. I saw the blocks being cut down to smaller sizes, it took my mind to other places: quarries, or ancient walls. This was so exciting, and I couldn’t stop imagining what can be done with this material. I always thrive on not knowing how something I haven’t started yet will end up. If you’re working with someone who comes from another discipline the chances of being surprised by your own work are definitely far bigger.”