Acclaimed choreographer and Sadler’s Wells associate artist Jasmin Vardimon has taken her company on the road with its highly praised work, Park.
The Israeli born artistic director of Jasmin Vardimon Company, has brought a visceral, kaleidoscopic and athletic slice of modern urban life back to the stage in a reworked and re-imagined production ten years after its premiere to sell out audiences.
With newly introduced 3D imaging, Park presents a collision of physical theatre, text, athletic dance and funky music, delivering fresh statements about our time.
Park is an urban oasis, a place of refuge from the ordinary where eight characters play, fight, fall in love and learn to survive.
In this playground of relationships, young lovers wrestle in a historic fountain, a graffiti artist sprays his story, a busker finds his only appreciative audience in a bag lady and a flag-waving bully rants worn out political beliefs.
Their stories intertwine creating a modern day fairytale that is alternately sharp, funny and cruel.
Jasmin Vardimon said : “We are delighted to present this updated and reworked production of Park.
“Surprisingly I find the themes explored and social comments even more relevant now than they were 10 years ago.
“Bullying, otherness, alienation, gender and homelessness are all explored in this island of urban lives.
“It is exciting to revisit these concepts with the perspective of time and with a fresh and multi-talented cast and we are happy to bring the work back to our repertoire following high demand for its return.”
Remaining tour dates:
October 21, Theatre Royal Winchester
October 23, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
November 6, Cambridge Junction
November 10/ 11, Sadler’s Wells
November 14, Yeovil Octagon
November 19, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
November 21, Brighton Dome