In 2021 Olivier award-winning dance theatre maker, BOTIS SEVA, will return to VERVE to restage his 2019/2020 VERVE creation, White Lies. VERVE’s exceptional dancers will also tackle brand new works by award-winning choreographer and lighting designer BARNABY BOOTH, NDCWales resident choreographer CAROLINE FINN, and VERVE Artistic Director MATTHEW ROBINSON.
Fourteen dancers. Four distinct, exhilarating works. See where dance is now and where it may go next.Book tickets
“It’s one thing to question your mind; it’s another to question your eyes and ears. But, then again, isn’t it all the same? Our senses just mediocre inputs to our brain? Sure, we rely on them, trust they accurately portray the real world around us, but what if the haunting truth is they can’t? That what we perceive isn’t the real world at all, but just our mind’s best guess? That all we really have is a garbled reality, a truly fuzzy picture we will never make out?” – Elliot Alderson
Acclaimed dance theatre maker Botis Seva draws from his hip-hop background to craft a physical language that is distinctly his own. Set to a pulsating original score by Torben Lars Sylvest, White Lies is full of contrast, unrestrained physical power and poetic delicacy.
White Lies was created in 2019 for the VERVE 2020 tour. Due to Covid-19 the 2020 tour was sadly suspended. We are delighted to be able to present this thrilling work on tour in 2021.
White Lies Choreographer: Botis Seva
Shelter Choreographer: Lali Ayguadé
FAST LOVE AND A CRASH Choreographer: Mari Carrasco
Send in the Clowns Choreographer: Douglas Thorpe
TEAM V Choreographer: Joan Clevillé in collaboration with the dancers
4:18 Choreographer: Maxine Doyle
Shutdown Choreographer: Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof
the sea tells a story Choreographer: Ben Wright
NEVERSINK Choreographer: Matthew Robinson
Riders Choreographer: Lenka Vagnerová
wolf Choreographer: Hannes Langolf
NOBODY ‘CEPT YOU Choreographer: Sita Ostheimer
Rita Choreographer: Carlos Pons Guerra
Continuum Choreographer: Leila McMillan (concept and direction) in collaboration with the performers
Soft Power Generator Choreographer: Matthias Sperling (concept and direction) in collaboration with the performers
A Fable of Our Time Choreographer: James Cousins
A bold programme of dance work, touring nationally and internationally throughout 2021. Find a date near you and book tickets.
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