Touch The Beast
Dora Frankel8 Mar 7.30pm
Touch the Beast is a dance film and performance which evokes a Gothic world through the (camera) lens of the 21st century, featuring a diverse charismatic cast including non-binary dancers caught in a moment of time. Sensual, strange, gender-fluid and inspired by the tales and poems of Edgar Allen Poe.
This production takes Poe's idea that the seeds of our own destruction lie in ourselves: so the 'Beast' is our guilt at our sexual orientation, our age, race, gender, looks and our past actions; the 'Beast' is also our own genitalia. The film and the performance works with this idea drawing inspiration from primarily The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher and The Oval portrait.
Choreography: Dora Frankel and company
Dancers: Livia Massarelli, Giacomo Pini and Dora Frankel
Filmmaker: Andy Wood
Costumes: Kate Collins
Lighting Design: Kirk Sim
Join us as we offer you a glimpse into the world of the ‘Beast’ at the first screening of the film with dance and discussion.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
With thanks to Dance City Newcastle, Jacksons Lane, Curious Arts Newcastle, Northern Stage and Dr Martyn Hudson and the Creative and Cultural Management Masters team at Northumbria University
Age guidance: 15+
This is an external production and is not represented by Jacksons Lane.
Main photo by James Bereford