Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed gives basic ballet positions a fresh perspective in Work No.1020.
In this work, simple dance moves are deconstructed, rewound, stopped and started. Playing with his live band, Creed and five dancers work together to create a one-off performance of music and dance in Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Over the past two and half decades, British artist Martin Creed has pursued an extraordinary path by confounding the traditional categories of art.
This performance takes place as part of Hayward Gallery's survey of Creed's playful, thought-provoking art in the exhibition Martin Creed: What's the point of it? showing from 29 January – 27 April 2014.
'...enjoy an engaging display of consummately organised shambles that has echoes of Warhol's Factory... it's so genial and enjoyable the vast intricacy of it only starts to tickle your mind afterwards. It's art alive.' (Herald Scotland)
'Work No 1020, like a lot of Creed's art, sets up a beguiling collision between system and spontaneity, a dismantling of seriousness.' (The Guardian)
Martin Creed's Work No. 1020 includes nudity and some adult content. Age guidance – 14+
There is an informal post-show discussion after this performance.