Sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come together in a double bill of major contemporary dance works; radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional impact.
Please note that MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) contains adult themes of violence and sexual nature.
Pite first created Emergence for the National Ballet of Canada in 2009 and it was also performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2013. It won four Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Choreography, Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition by Owen Belton.
MC14/22 is a meeting of the spiritual and the carnal, drawing on St Mark’s version of The Last Supper in the Bible: ‘Take, eat: this is my body’. Created for twelve male dancers, Preljocaj’s ‘Apostles of Movement’, and with soundscapes by Tedd Zahmal, this powerfully sensual and passionate work is a hymn to the male body, stripped down to its deepest reality, juxtaposing the glorification of strength and the condemnation of force.