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"It’s bold, innovative and exhilarating. It’s James Wilton Dance’s best production to date." 4.5★ The Reviews Hub
“You have to admire the breathtaking virtuosity and split-second synchronisation of the movement in this work. I don’t think I’ve seen such precision and perfection in a contemporary ensemble, and even the world’s best classical companies rarely approach this level of physical discipline.” Robert Beale, Manchester Theatre Awards
Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship’s captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew is drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.
Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.
Leviathan is Man versus Nature; be careful what you fish for.
Featuring a cast of 7, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, LEVIATHAN will have you on the edge of your seat. It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.
Stay with us after the show on Tue 15 for an informal chat with the company.
Commissioned by The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth University and Ocean City Festival, Swindon Dance, The Place, Blackpool Grand, Barnsley Civic, Plymouth Culture, The Gulbenkian and BBC Performing Arts Fund. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn 16