Broken premiered at Warwick Arts Centre on 02 October 2013 and has been touring extensively to great acclaim ever since. Visually thrilling and full of trickery, Broken erupts onto the stage. Building on the success of international hit Scattered, Broken probes our precarious relationship with the earth, luring the audience into a world of shifting perspectives. Highly athletic dance is submerged within intricate digital imagery and original music in an unashamedly visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle, contrasting the caves of our ancient ancestors with modern apartments of glass and steel, juxtaposing the mythical underworld where our hopes and fears are amplified with the visceral overworld of light and speed, questioning our ambivalence towards our world, that is, until disaster strikes. Hanging in suspense, diving for support and scrambling to safety, the dancers negotiate the cracks and craters of a world of illusions where nothing is quite as it seems. Broken is an unashamedly visual spectacle: ravishing, delicate and poignant taking the audience, on a journey into the earth as you have never seen it before. Following two UK tours Broken will be performed in China in autumn 2014 with future tours to Europe and the USA in the pipeline for 2015. A third UK tour is also being planned for spring 2015.
Citation : Smith, S. and Dickinson, T. (2009) Broken
Research Group : Institute of Creative Technologies
Research Institute : Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)
Peer Reviewed : No
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