Directed by Suzy Willson, a company of dancers, actors and singers warp time and perspective to create an epic moving sculpture. We watch human beings as if under a microscope, attempting to share space within their homes, cities, states and continents.
Paul Clark’s original score counterpoints wind howls, downpours and thunderclaps with the brilliance of the human voice. Twisted classical textures stumble into drunken bar-room pianos, and mournful songs build to pulsating clubby rhythms. The score features award-winning Irish folk singer Thomas McCarthy, acclaimed soprano Melanie Pappenheim and cult-cabaret icon George Heyworth (Bourgeois & Maurice).
For over two decades, Clod Ensemble has developed an original performance language, creating provocative, finely crafted work, ambitious in scale and concept. Clod Ensemble regularly presents in London, across the UK and internationally.
For ages 14+
Please note that strobe light effects are used during this performance.
Queen Elizabeth Hall after the performance on Thursday 25 April: Q&A with Clod Ensemble’s Artistic Directors and BBC Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker. Admission free.