Lola Maury: Figurines

Date:Mon 18 Feb
Venue:Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Newmarket Road
Price:£10 (£8 con)

PLEASE NOTE:  The 6pm performance has been cancelled, all tickets purchased for the 6pm show will be valid for the 7.15pm show. If you have any questions regarding your booking please contact the Cambridge Buddhist Centre on 01223 577553

A sense of rolling

A stream of actions

It is about being present

An exercise in transformation and perpetual movement, Figurines is inspired by whirling dervish dance. A dancer sets off on a spinning journey of becoming by shaping and re-shaping herself continuously. Audience members witness the performer swirling through a never-ending flow of representations, to be lead on a meditative ride where images emerge, fuse and disappear relentlessly.

A performance experience that will change your state of mind, ask you to stop for a moment, take a breath and get back into your body. 

Audiences are invited to join a meditation class, led by a member of Cambridge Buddhist Centre, before the performance of Figurines.

Lola Maury is a choreographer from France who aims to concert intimate, sensorial and introspective experiences for her audiences. Winner of the Deustche Bank Award for Contemporary Dance, and selected for the La Grande Scène des PSO.


Please note that this event is taking at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre

An audio-visual illusion that transforms the dancer into something like a music-box figurine. Her masterful performance, involving seamless segues between pastiches of recognisable movement, gives the impression that we are watching a mechanical approximation of a human. [...] An accomplished piece that makes an impression’ Rachel Donnelly, Resolution! Review

‘I didn’t want the rumbling soundtrack to stop. It was strangely comforting. Present. Like another being in the performing space. I found the movement evocative, frightening, beautiful, funny, surprising, delightful, moving. There was a sense of rolling. A stream of movements like the tide.’ Audience reaction.

This event takes place at Cambridge Buddhist Centre

For ages 10+

Duration: 25 min + meditation class.

All prices shown include booking fees.


Figurines was developed with support from The Place (London), Yorkshire Dance (Leeds), York University (York), Dance City (Newcastle), Theatre in the Mill (Bradford), Studio Lucien/Compagnie Propos (Lyon) and CND Lyon/Rhône-Alpes and financial support from Arts Council England.