Dance Preview: Jealousy @ The Print Room

Marrying objects and movement, Jealousy is a fascinating performance project bringing together a quartet of dance pieces within one set, and an installation created by visual artist Laurence Kavanagh.

Jealousy the emotion, but also jalousie, the French name for Venetian blinds, cut their influence through the visuals and the choreography, creating a striking new exploration of the human psyche through architecture and objects.

Using the narrative structure of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s 1957 cine-novel Jealousy, choreographers Hubert Essakow, James Cousins (remember his work at Firefly?), Daniel Hay Gordon and Morgann Runacre-Temple (Ballet Ireland’s Sheherazade choreographer) will each carve different movement into their segment of the set. Materials, light and soundscape will augment each divided piece, creating a cinematic experience. Playing with the idea of voyeurism, between the dancers themselves and between the dancers and audience, the shadows of venetian blinds will reveal the passage of time, whilst hiding jealous figures.

Jealousy runs from 6-18 Feb at The Print Room, 34 Hereford Road W2 5AJ at 7.30pm, Saturady matinee at 3pm. Pre-show talk on 14 February. Tickets cost £20, conc. £15.

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