Focusing on the anatomy of the human body, Tragédie sees nine men and nine women stripped bare both literally and figuratively to explore the human condition. In their exposed nudity, the dancers combine concise repetitious phrases of movement creating a hypnotic chorus where body and soul meet. The action on stage continues to build, creating an engrossing tribal atmosphere, as the piece reaches a thrilling crescendo.
“Powerful and overwhelming...the bodies, white hot, exhaust themselves as part of a sublime, unreal machine”
Olivier Dubois is an award-winning choreographer who has been at the cutting edge of the French contemporary dance scene since 1999. Following a dance career that has seen him perform with some of the finest dance companies in the world including Ballet Preljocaj and Sasha Waltz, Duboisfinally makes his long-awaited choreographic UK debut.