Sat 12 Feb

Léa Tirabasso

Starving Dingoes

£17 / £13 concs

Starving Dingoes portrays the urgency to live, furiously and passionately.

It is a race for five dancers, who through the body and its language, explore the vital, albeit brutal, necessity to stay together, like a pack of grandiose and obsessive, primitive and bestial beings.

The show delves into our potential reactions to the dysfunctional element of the group; to repair it or sacrifice it in order to save the whole. It plunges into the dreamworld of childhood; that of regained freedom, poetry, brutality and violence. It is the observation of the smallness or the depth of humanity without artifice, with a smirk, to forget time and quench our hunger for life. Because death, you know, is just around the corner.

Choreographer Léa Tirabasso has collaborated with oncologists Simone Niclou and Alex Gentry-Maharaj to create bridges between dance and science. While working on Starving Dingoes they looked at the phenomenon of the apoptosis (programmed cellular death) and questioned the notion of death, and surrendering to it.

Duration: 55mins 

Age Recommendation: 8+

Please note: This performance contains some sensitive content.

Workshop for Professional and Advanced Level Dancers | Sat 12 Feb, 9am-10.30am

Choreographer Léa Tirabasso leads a one-off workshop for professional and advanced level dancers that will explore themes from her latest show, Starving Dingoes.

Workshop: £10

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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Production Credits:

Team Choreographer / Director: Léa Tirabasso
Producer: Vasanthi Argouin
Administrator: Sousana Eang
Dancers: Catarina Barbosa, Laura Patay, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Alistair Goldsmith, Laura Lorenzi
Composer: Johanna Bramli & Ed Chivers
Lighting and Set Designer: Nicolas Tremblay and Thomas Bernard
Scientific Advisor: Simone Niclou, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj
Philosophy Advisor: Thomas Stern
Co-produced by Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU) Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR).
Commissioned by The Place, London (UK) Dance East, Ipswich (UK).
Supported by FOCUNA (LU) TROIS C-L, Centre de Création Luxembourgeois (LU) La Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR) Le CN D, Lyon (FR) Compagnie La Baraka, Annonay (FR) Fondation Indépendance (LU) DanceXchange, Birmingham (UK) ​Grant for the Arts, Arts Council England (UK) Fondation Indépendance (LU).

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Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 55 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring Season 2022

Performance Dates

Spring Season 2022

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Léa Tirabasso Workshop

Choreographer Léa Tirabasso leads a one-off workshop for professional and advanced level dancers that will explore themes from her latest show, Starving Dingoes.