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Iceland Dance Company: Black Marrow at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

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Time 19:30
Date 21/03/20
Price £25.5

Exploring our tumultuous relationship with the planet, transformative choreographers Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet ask how far we will go for oil, in a no-holds-barred contemporary ritual.

Interrogating the apocalyptic bond between humans and nature, Black Marrow asks how we can save out planet – and ourselves.

Dancers pound the stage in a united trance to depict a world where instincts have been industrialised and the body transforms, mutates, exults and fights for its survival.

To haunting music by Ben Frost, the dancers take the shape of fossils, industrial machines, pagan gods and carefree golden youth.

Adapted from the Australian version, Black Marrow was recreated for Iceland Dance Company and premiered in May 2015 at the 29th Reykjavik Art Festival.

It received three nominations at the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards (Gríman) 2015 for Best Theatre Production, Best Choreography and Best Original Music. Ben Frost received the award for Best Original Music.