May I Speak About Dance?

Boaz Barkan

May I Speak About Dance?

_ Time: 19.20
_ Duration: 50 mins
_ Age Suitability: 18+
_ Venue: Old Lab

A dancer dances, while another explains. A quirky performance-lecture about the problems of dance and meaning, referencing iconic figures in contemporary dance such as Yvonne Rainer, Tatsumi Hijikata and Jérȏme Bel, and getting tangled in non-dance, Butoh and somatic practice.

Tongue firmly in cheek, Boaz Barkan’s performance involves you as a guest in an irreverent and witty exploration of what dance is and can be, how it is experienced, and particularly how it can be discussed.  For all of us who find dance and performance tedious at times, or are feeling a little jaded, this is a chance to refresh your critical palate.

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
  • ★★★★ The Stage