The Invisible Dances was a theatre work presented in three acts over three years.
Each act was drawn from a repertoire of work developed during a five-year research period – as well as responding to the different spaces, times and contexts in which they were presented. The performers, both blind and sighted, inhabit a series of musical, spoken and visual texts that remain unseen/unheard by an audience.
Elegiac in its search for narrative, The Invisible Dances presented a disturbing visual world of abandonment and beauty.
Funded by Arts Council England, Dance4, KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, and Laban.
“The most complex and unsettling work in the Biennale… a 150 minutes of tension without a climax, incapable of bursting, captured in a dimension of incommunicability.”La Republica 2005
“As the piece ends in roaring darkness, it’s as if we finally join [the performers]. And you’d be amazed at just what a blast that is.”The Observer 2006