The North (2017)
It's a place we all know, but we have never been... A forest, a desert of ice. The land of ancient gods, wild animals and strange creatures. The home of the Terrible and the Sublime...In this new work co-commissioned by Tramway (Glasgow) and The Place (London), choreographer Joan Clevillé explores our fascination with the idea of North: the landscape, the light, the creatures that inhabit it, but also the people, the dark humour, the silence… Blending elements from dance, physical and object theatre, The North is the bleak yet whimsical story of a young man’s journey in search for meaning in an unpredictable environment. A place with its own sense of time and space, where being lost is the norm, and letting go the only way to survive… The North premiered at Tramway, Glasgow as part of Dance International Glasgow in May 2017 before a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The North will tour across the UK in Autumn 2017.DownloadsGallery
CREATIVE TEAM :
"This is a clever deconstructed piece which surprises and provokes”
"A very beautiful and moving performance that leaves a strong emotional memory"
Quiet Man Dave
"...performed by people who (unless you’re a trained dancer too) can just do amazing stuff that you can’t. And can do it without breaking a sweat, at the same time as doing all the normal stuff you can do. Which is a pretty excellent thing to go and see."
Postcards from the Gods
“fine physical poetry” ★★★★
"The three performers give strong and engaging performances, lacing their movements and characters with a vulnerability that could so easily be missed in a piece so movement based." ★★★★
"...dreamlike lighting bathing the trio. Luke Sutherland’s modernist sound, and an eclectic soundtrack from Mazzy Star to throat singing, reinstates the sense of universality – to communicate and adapt no matter what the cost."
"leaves the audience under its spell" ★★★★
The Wee Review
"...dreamlike lighting... Luke Sutherland’s modernist sound, and an eclectic soundtrack from Mazzy Star to throat singing, reinstates the sense of universality – to communicate and adapt no matter what the cost."
The Tempo House
'Clevillé takes the surreal into a realm that is both ridiculously entertaining and chillingly dark... Utterly more-ish' ★★★★