Panorama at Sadlers Wells – 3 nights only

The ingenious imagination of French choreographer, dancer, mime artist and theatre director Philippe Decoufle has been delighting audiences for nearly 30 years. His latest piece, Panorama, draws on his company’s extensive repertoire, dating back to 1983 with Vague Cafe.

Not only successful in the theatre, Philippe Decoufle has worked for the Lyon Opera Ballet, and choreographed the music video for New Order’s True Faith and Fine Young Cannibals’ She Drives Me Crazy. The former won the “Best Music Video” prize at the 1988 BRIT Awards

This is no ordinary retrospective, instead a wholly original new production has emerged in which Decouflé and company ‘re-write’ their past glories with generous helpings of humour and astonishingly full throttled performances.

Performed by seven dancers, the evening will take in elements from eight earlier works. Among them will be Codex (1986) and its army of strange flipper-equipped microbes, Triton (1998), which plays with every dance and circus cliché imaginable, Shazam (1998), with its kaleidoscope of frames, surfaces and mirrors and 2006′s Sombrero, mixing video and Chinese shadows to Claude Ponti’s texts. Decouflé’s Panorama is set to be a true spectacle.

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