Wednesday 17 August I 7.30pm

Pay What You Want

The Chelsea Theatre, London, SW10 0DR

Part of the 18 Shows Programme Presented by The Chelsea Theatre.

MATERIA A choreography for several polystyrene shapes and one human.

MATERIA explores the possibilities of one material, polystyrene, to the point it becomes alive and protagonist of the events on stage.

The role of the performer shifts towards the one of the facilitator, and the focus is constantly negotiated between object, manipulator and manipulation.

A path leads and follows the material from the hesitating movement quality of a delicate encounter to the loud soundscape of a self-sufficient apparatus. Drifting between calmness and darkness, between discovery and destruction. The piece tries not to force a narrative but rather let the audience project their own narrative on the images presented on stage. Within a set score, objects are free to perform and take initiatives.

MATERIA is a transdisciplinary journey of discovery where man and polystyrene dialogue in a non-verbal language through object manipulation, contemporary dance and experimental music.

MATERIA won the circusnext award in 2019, during it’s creation phase, and will be presented for the first time in the UK at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Suitability: Some use of of stroboscopic lights. Suitable for all ages from 6+

This is a main Festival event run in collaboration with The Chelsea Theatre. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Want for each of the 18 shows hosted by The Chelsea Theatre for Kensington and Chelsea Festival.