Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon MBE returns with her critically-acclaimed dance theatre production, Park.
Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from ordinary life where eight characters play, ﬁght, fall in love and learn to survive. In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle in a historic fountain, a grafﬁti artist sprays his story, a busker ﬁnds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady and a ﬂag-waving bully rants worn out political beliefs. Their stories intertwine creating a modern day fairytale that is alternately sharp, funny and cruel.
Reworked for 2014 with new 3D imaging and multi-talented cast, Park presents a breathtaking collision of highly acute physical theatre, text, athletic dance and funky music, delivering fresh statements about our time.
“ferociously physical, surreal… Vardimon’s choreography seems to wrench a bruising truth from its performers” THE GUARDIAN
“Incredible dancing .. a fun and highly accessible introduction to contemporary dance, no less relevant ten years on.” GAY TIMES
“…the sort of thing that is vital to keeping the dance scene – as a whole – alive. To be (gently) shaken and reminded of the current work at the forefront of contemporary dance is very welcome.” CRITICAL DANCE
“Extraordinary work… beautiful and powerful, maybe unforgettable. Its inspirational qualities were so strong that I suspect most of those who saw it thought at some point that they too should, and could, be a dancer. Do (almost) anything to get yourself a ticket.” IN SUFFOLK