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Lasers and video projections respond to every gesture and movement that Chunky Move’s dancers make as they create an ever-shifting, shimmering world of illusion where light and shade represent the most perfect or the most sinister of souls.

American composer Steve Reich has inspired Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker throughout her choreographic career ever since she exploded onto the international dance scene in 1982. In Steve Reich Evening she brings together seven pieces created over twenty-five years to the music of her favourite composer. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience the work of two great artists performed by a superb company of dancers. Live music provided by six piece contemporary ensemble, Ictus. ‘She makes the dance shimmer over the music to hallucinatory effect.’ The Guardian on Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker %"5& 7&/6& 5*$,&54 %63"5*0/

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