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Dance No 2° by Sivan Rubinstein

Dance No 2° is a timeless dance, using ancient images of evolution and prophetic visions of the future to explore cycles of changing climates. It examines how human existence is influenced  by the land and elements we live with. All the senses are mobilised as we explore how to become a part of the natural world and where our place is within a fragile ecosystem.

Transported by a cinematic soundtrack, earth-toned costumes and a minimalist set, audiences  journey from the desert to the sea to scenes of protest, understanding how the land we live on and the planet we inhabit shapes us, how our body can be a planet, and the planet our home.

‘In a world of growing division and displacement prompted by conflict, climate crisis, and injustice, can we find hope and common ground in conceptions of ‘home’ and in attachments to place? As a new generation leads the way in finding spaces of resistance and modes of solidarity, we want to explore what happens when we put the human body and embodied experiences at the centre of our enquiry’  Dr. Sarah Fine, King’s College London

Dance No 2°, the second major work from Sivan Rubinstein following the success of MAPS, responds to the reality of our planet, examining our bodies’ relationship with it.

'Every moment encloses the reality of all the places in the world' ABCDance, for MAPS

Age Recommendation: 8+

Duration: 60mins


A work by  Sivan Rubinstein
Created with and performed by:  Jordan Ajadi, Nathan Goodman, Harriet Parker-Beldeau, Lydia Walker
Composer:  Liran Donin
Lighting Designer and Scenographer: Edward Saunders
Dramaturg: Xenia Aidonopoulou
Costume Designer: Olubiyi Thomas
Sound design, recording and mix: Gal Cohen
Community Performer & Voice Over: Aturah Kedeeshah Baht Israel
Film made in collaboration with: Bar Alon (film direction), Dror Shohet (cinematography and editing), Shai Skiff (cinematography)

Creative Producer:  Lia Prentaki
Academic Partner:  Dr. Sarah Fine
Mentor: Theresa Beattie
Access Support Worker: Lauryn Pinard

Line Producer for The Place: Emilie Labourey
Production Manager for The Place: Marco Cifre

With thanks to The Hebrew Israelite Community of Dimonah, The Zvulon Dance Studio led by Tsiferah Baht Israel.

Co-produced with The Place. Commissioned by The Place in partnership with King’s College London, with further commissioning support from South East Dance, Corali and Oh Creative Space.

Supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and using public funding from Arts Council England.


The Place, London: 2-3 November, 2021

Available for touring from Autumn 2021

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