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The Nature of Why

Part of Unlimited

A fusion of dance and live music inspired by the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.

The show merges a brand new cinematic live score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four dancers who erase the boundaries between audience, music and movement.

The stage becomes a site of discovery in this up-close-and-personal dance experience.

The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch (Adventures of Snigel, Falling In Love With Frida), with direction by Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood, Artistic Director of the British Paraorchestra.

The piece is supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, with additional support from We The Curious, and is produced by The Paraorchestra and Friends, and Mayk. Commissioned and supported by the Unlimited programme, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

‘When you are asking why?, you have to be in some framework that allows something to be true.’
Richard Feynman

Dates & times

5 Sep 2018
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)


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need to know

This event is Audio Described (AD), British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT). To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected]

A touch tour will be available.

The Nature of Why is a standing show. Seats are available upon request.