everything that rises must dance

'This is pure dance, making everyday actions profoundly communicative.' Daily Telegraph

everything that rises must dance is a new dance project celebrating female movement and the way women have danced throughout history.

Created with more than 100 women this free performance ripples with choreography that reproduces the minute movements of daily life while weaving in fragments of folk dance from around the world, the spectacle sets expressive, physical action to an evolving sonic score.

Performance dates:
9 - 10 March at 4.45pm - 5.20pm
Hong Kong Arts Festival at the Parade Ground, Tai Kwun

Unticketed and FREE to attend

Created by choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies and composer Lucy Railton, this intriguing project produced by Complicité explores relationships, identity and community.

Originally presented by Dance Umbrella with 200 women from London in September and October 2018

The production is kindly supported by Arts Council
Ali Wright
Sarah Ainslie
Ali Wright

The Magic Flute

By Mozart
Directed by Simon McBurney

An ENO/DNO production in collaboration with Complicité

English National Opera
14 March - 11 April 2019
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Magical instruments. Serpents and sorcerers. Trials of character and courage. When you begin an enchanted journey to find love and wisdom, you have to expect delays on the way.

​Simon McBurney’s five-star production of The Magic Flute returns to ENO. Mozart‘s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and tribulations placed in their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

The cast includes Lucy Crowe as Pamina and Rupert Charlesworth singing Tamino, alongside Thomas Oliemans, as Papageno. They are joined by company favourite Brindley Sherratt as Sarastro and the sparkling coloratura of Julia Bauer as the manipulative Queen of Night. Conductor Ben Gernon, Principal Guest at the BBC Philharmonic, makes his ENO debut.

'Truly magical’
★★★★★
The Daily Express

'A life-enhancing achievement'
The Spectator

'Exhilarating'
★★★★
The Guardian

 

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Robbie Jack
Robbie Jack
Robbie Jack

The Wardrobe Ensemble

The second Complicité Associate will be The Wardrobe Ensemble. 

2019 sees the development of the Complicité Associates scheme – a new programme to support artists making a step change in their career. The Wardrobe Ensemble (2017 Fringe First winners) join Bryony Kimmings who was the inaugural associate when the scheme was launched in 2016.  

The Wardrobe Ensemble:

“The project we began developing with Complicité in 2018 is a Wardrobe Ensemble take on the family genre, continuing on from and interrogating the likes of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, The Simpsons and Transparent. We are interested in how the things you inherit from your family tell you who you're supposed be, and where you're supposed to place yourself in the wider world.

The support, expertise and experience Complicité is offering will be invaluable as we develop our company from studio to mid-scale and beyond. Working with Complicité encourages us to think bigger than we ever have before, but also to experiment and play with ideas.”

Find out more about the company on their website here.

The Wardrobe Ensemble
The Wardrobe Ensemble
The Wardrobe Ensemble

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

A production based on the award-winning novel by Max Porter. Adapted and directed by Enda Walsh and starring Cillian Murphy. 

Barbican, London
25 March-13 April 2019
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St Ann's Warehouse, New York
20 April-12 May 2019 (American premiere)
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Grief is the Thing with Feathers is a moving story of a widower and his young sons which becomes a profound meditation on love, loss and living.

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.

Wayward Productions in association with Complicité

Co-produced with the Barbican, London, Cork Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, Oxford Playhouse, St Ann’s Warehouse and Warwick Arts Centre
Supported by Lindsay Badenoch and Brian Carmody

Photography by Tim Walker