£10 restricted view tickets released for Chunky Move

This weekend we see Ether Festival 2012 out in style with two nights of Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine. It’s very nearly sold out so we’ve released some restricted view seats for only £10. Call 0844 847 9910 or visit the box office to book. (Not available online)

Here’s what the press are saying:

‘Mortal Engine is an undeniably thrilling work, extraordinary to look at and exciting in its sense of possibility.’ (The Guardian)

‘If the technology was impressive, the flesh and blood dancers were outstanding.’ (The Herald, Edinburgh)

‘There are many words you could use to describe Mortal Engine, but perhaps the most fitting is a simple “WOW”.’ (The Scotsman, Edinburgh)

‘Mesmerising.’ (The New York Times)

Catch Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall this weekend on 19 & 20 October. Click here for more info or to book restricted view tickets call 0844 847 9910.

Watch the trailer: Chunky Move – dance / video / lasers

Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine is a dance-video-laser performance using movement-responsive video projections to portray an ever-shifting, shimmering world in which the limits of the human body are an illusion. It features specially composed music by Ben Frost, one of the most thrillingly visceral musicians working today, whose collaborations range from Wayne McGregor/Random Dance to Bjork and Brian Eno.

Working in unison with a video tracking system, lasers follow and ‘play with’ the movement of the six dancers. Frieder Weiss’ unique software makes it possible for instruments and bodies that generate light, video, sound and movement to respond to each other in real time.

Mortal Engine has no pre-rendered video, light or laser images – the production flexes according to the rhythm of the performers.

Under the artistic leadership of Gideon Obarzanek, this show from Chunky Move, one of Australia’s pre-eminent dance companies, has toured to Mexico, Germany, Spain, the USA and was a highlight of the 2008 Edinburgh International Festival, receiving an ‘Honourable Mention – Hybrid Art’ at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica – widely regarded as the most important international award for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media. It was also awarded Best Visual/Physical Theatre Production at Australia’s Helpmann Awards.

 

Catch Chunky Move at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on 19 & 20 October as part of Ether 2012. Get tickets here. 

Watch our new Danza Preparata video

What do you get if you combine acclaimed choreographer Rui Horta, John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano and a performing cat called Mia? Take a look and find out!

Catch Danza Preparata with choreography by Rui Horta and music by John Cage, as part of Ether 2012 at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday 16 September. Get tickets here. 

Ether 2011: The Rite of Spring with live dance and 3D special effects

Ether has a history of bringing together seemingly the most unlikely of collaborators. This year is no different with Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring played live by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestraplus Klaus Obermaier’s stunning 3D visuals on a screen behind the orchestra. Julia Mach dances live to the music – a nod to Stravinsky’s original vision of his work as a ballet –  and her movements are interpreted in real-time into the visuals.

Have a look at this video to see what we mean. If you haven’t seen or heardThe Rite of Spring live before, this is one not to miss.

 

 

Catch Rites: Stravinky’s The Rite of Spring with 3D visuals live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Ether 2011 on 23 April. Get tickets here