Aporia – Thomas Page Dances
July 27, 2019
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“Can we ever truly find peace?”
After the success of Normative? last year as part of the Offbeat Festival, Oxford-born choreographer Thomas Page is returning to the Old Fire Station with their latest contemporary dance work Aporia.
“We are simultaneously living as we are dying”
Charged by a unique electronic score from composer Max Winter, five performers challenge the themes of life’s perpetual aporia within human nature. This highly physical work brings together expressive movements with compelling reflections of spoken-word, under a chic geometric lighting design by Joel Levine, to explore the paradoxical relationship of peace and conflict.
“I feel all of it and nothing.”
Featuring poignant solos and a series of powerful duets, enhanced by the equally physical costume by designer Rosie Whiting, this work journeys through key events of the human experience; love, confrontation, and death. With this provocative work, Thomas Page Dances, invites their audience to consider their own relationship with life’s aporia.
Following the performance, the company would like to invite the audience to stay for an informal ‘Question and Answer’ session. During this Q+A session audience members will be able to speak freely with the choreographer, performers and collaborators about both the performance and process.
★★★★ “Aporia was loud but hugely satisfying” – The Sunday Express
Old Fire Station, George St, Oxford