Karrasekare

theatre
dance

Event Information

Date
Wed 1st May 2024 - Thu 2nd May 2024
Venue
J2 (Unreserved Seating)
Time
7:30 PM
Price
Pay What You Feel (suggested £15)
Age
18+
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Presented by Igor x Moreno 

The internationally acclaimed artistic duo Igor x Moreno, creators of BEAT, Idiot-Syncrasy and A Room For All Our Tomorrows present Karrasekare.

Karrasekare, the Sardinian word for Carnival, is inspired by pagan carnival traditions from Sardinia and the Basque Country. Raw and surprising, sweaty yet elegant, it explores the catharsis of communal rituals and traditions.

This dynamic and innovative performance takes us on a journey back to the roots of traditional rhythms that have been accompanying our dances for centuries. Karrasekare takes those rhythms and uses them to create something truly unique and fluid. Karrasekare unearths the queer in the pagan rituals that used to take place in the streets and squares and reimagines them inside a black box.

By challenging any sense of prudishness, Karrasekare captures the sense of chaos, community and catharsis experienced at folk festivals.

★★★★★ “Cool, intelligent, thought-provoking” Dance Tabs on BEAT


Stay after the show for a free Theatre Club session on Wed 01 May.

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Ages: 18+

Sensitive content: violence, nudity, use of alcohol.

Duration: 80 minutes approx.

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Direction & Choreography: Moreno Solinas & Igor Urzelai Hernando
Rehearsal director: Margherita Elliot
Performers: Margherita Elliot, Marcella Mancini, Alessio Rundeddu, Matteo Sedda, Giulia Vacca, Igor Urzelai Hernando, Moreno Solinas
Dramaturg: Simon Ellis
Original music, sound design & technical coordinator: Edoardo Robert Elliot
Lighting design: Joshie Harriette
Set design & Costumes: KASPERSOPHIE
Touring technicians: Laurie Loads, Matteo Maragno, Giovanni Spada
Project producer: Davide Pisano Administration: Anna Paola Della Chiesa

Produced by S’ALA and The Place, Co-produced with Théâtre De La Ville, Fuorimargine, Romaeuropa, Bora Bora and Theaterfestival Boulevard. In collaboration with Toscana Terra Accogliente (with residencies at Anghiari Dance Hub & Armunia, and co-financed by Fabbrica Europa) and HKD – Croatian Cultural Centre. Co-commissioned by Cambridge Junction with support from the Stobbs New Ideas Fund. Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London, the Italian Ministry of Culture’s Directorate General for Performing Art and the NID Platform and sponsored by Viale s.r.l. With the support of MiC – Ministero della Cultura, RAS – Regione Autonoma Della Sardegna, Fondazione Di Sardegn. This project is also supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Date
Wed 1st May 2024
Time
7:30 PM
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Date
Thu 2nd May 2024
Time
7:30 PM
Price
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This show is Unreserved Seating