Presented by The Point in partnership with Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Please note this performance takes place at The Great Hall in Winchester.
Contagion is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
Contagion commemorates the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed more people than the First World War itself. The piece is inspired by the nature and spread of the flu virus, the unseen enemy that mankind was battling within, while engaging in more conventional warfare in the world outside. The striking work of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele, who fell victim to the Spanish flu, forms a visual footnote to the piece.
Set to an atmospheric soundscape, this dance installation with digital visuals echoes the scientific features of a virus - rapid, random and constantly shapeshifting. Eight female dancers contort and mutate as they explore both the resilience and the vulnerability of the human body.
Please note there is no audience seating.
Performances: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Tickets: FREE EVENT
However, standard Great Hall entry fees apply. Please see website for details: www.hants.gov.uk/greathall
Location: The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester SO23 8UJ
Photo credit: Chris Nash