At the Riley Theatre

holly blakey | some greater class

Thursday 19th October 2017 Riley Theatre


Artist and choreographer Holly Blakey dives into the hyper-sexualised language of the music video with Some Greater Class to address ideas of connectivity, gender and class.

Dancers writhe and contract in a modern day Garden of Eden, navigating the complexities of voyeurism and pleasure whilst laying bare the subtle and not-so-subtle dynamics of contemporary pop culture.

Created in collaboration with musicians Gwilym Gold and DarkstarSome Greater Class inscribes the process of viewing and being viewed on the performer’s bodies, delicately commenting on the normative ideals promoted in mainstream pop culture. From explosive energy to vulnerability and transgression, the dancers' search for connection offers a potent reminder of the radical potential of live performance.

There will be a post-show Q&A with the artist and dancers chaired by Matthew Robinson (Artistic Director & Programme Leader for post-graduate company VERVE) exploring the dance language of music videos and making work for stage versus screen.

This project is co-produced by The Kevin Spacey Foundation and supported by Arts Council England.


Tickets:£10 (£5)


Watch the trailer