In this ground-breaking dance-theatre adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s first play – we follow BAAL, our anti-hero, along a path of consumption, greed and ultimate destruction. Described as ‘a bonkers ballet’ and ‘designer grotesque’, the four dancers grapple with love, sexuality, art, fame, betrayal, nature and lust.
As scenes of matadors, landladies, ghosts, circus animals, dinner parties and forests unfurl, audiences are drawn deeper into a kaleidoscopic world of surreal images, extreme physicality and high drama. Dark humour, intricate choreography and beautiful poetry combine in this stunning, cathartic, multi-media production, featuring a dual channel film with live music and lusciously designed costumes and set.
CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 55 minutes
The performance contains semi-nudity, flashing images and some shouting
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Impermanence is a Bristol-based company, co-directed by Roseanna Anderson and Josh Ben-Tovim, creating critically-acclaimed work for stage and film. The company started in 2011 and has consistently produced new work since, functioning as an ongoing experiment into collaborative creation, whilst putting audiences and the performance experience at the centre of their practice.
Tickets: Pay What You Can (advance booking required)