11 imagesAditi Mangaldas is recognised as one of India’s leading dance makers, and is making her first appearance at the Barbican in this Dance Umbrella Commission. Celebrated around the world for startling richness and intricacy of her choreography Mangaldas’s latest piece Inter_rupted is inspired by fragility, disintegration and renewal. The show features seven dancers, including Mangaldas, and music composed by Sajid Akbar performed live by on stage musicians.
18 imagesUnknown Pleasures is curated by Dance Umbrella together with pioneering French company Centre Chorégraphique National - Ballet de Lorraine. A completely anonymous programme – no names, no fame, and no glory – just the chance to experience an evening of dance freed from reputation, attribution or audience expectation. Five international choreographers – four women and one man, ranging from their 30s to their 70s – share their distinctive voices to produce an evening of invention and surprise. Performed by 20 dancers from CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, this is a choreographic carte blanche for both audiences and creators. © Tony Nandi 2016
31 imagesDance Umbrella presents award-winning Norwegian choreographer Hege Haagenrud explores in her extraordinarily insightful Use My Body While It’s Still Young. Danced by four performers aged 65 to 79, all of whom have had long and successful careers as dancers, it confronts our preconceptions with the reality and sensuality of ageing.