Following the sold-out run of Jasmin Vardimon MBE’s new immersive performance Canvas at Ashford Designer Outlet 18th – 23rd May 2021, the company shared a specially filmed performance for free over the May bank holiday weekend.
The streaming forms part of a triple bill of work featuring the 14 dancers of JV2 over three weekends. Accompanying Canvas, this year’s bill features May You Listen? by Sabrina Gargano (Jasmin Vardimon Company dancer and co-director of Elelei Dance Theatre) and Eterna by Anthony Matsena (co-Artistic Director Matsena Productions and former Sadler’s Wells Young Associate).
Choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon MBE. Bold and dramatic, with striking set design, viewers are invited into a multi-sensory world to share a powerful and captivating experience. Canvas presents a journey of human connection, with emotive performances full of intrigue and intensity.
May You Listen?
Directed by Sabrina Gargano. Devised and performed online during the UK’s third lockdown in early 2021, May You Listen? was filmed by the friends and family of the performers from their homes across Europe. Exploring themes of interior worlds and confinement, the piece reflects the strange things that happen behind closed doors and around corners of familiar spaces. It is a journey in memories still present, until your hidden place becomes your prison.
Choreographed by Anthony Matsena, Eterna is the beginning of a revolt against injustice in a world engulfed in anarchy. The work is in constant tension between order, chaos and morality. When faced with injustice, brutality and extreme loss, we must choose whether we give in to evil and endure, or we rise and fight for what we love and believe in.
With thanks to McArthurGlen Ashford Designer Outlet and The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.