In Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break, Warlop works with the idea of a western version of the whirling dance known from Sufi dervishes. Three performers spin in a circle for 45 minutes – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy. Keeping with Miet Warlop’s style, the whirling is enriched by making music. It becomes an experiment in perception, a dizzy feeling, a reflection on the spirit of our time. The mixture of whirling dance, recitation and concert moves on the thin line between self-control and loss of control. How can we find a balance between self-control and devotion? What shape are the spirits that write the story of our life?
Part of Fierce Festival, 15-20 October 2019. For more information, see wearefierce.org
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Fri 18 Oct, 6.30pm, Thorp Street Atrium, FREE
On Friday evening, join us before the show in the Thorp Street Atrium for a free concert by Ariah Lester. With his androgynous voice and unique musical style combining electronica, pop, soul and R&B, Ariah Lester’s performances are mesmerising and full of sensuality, movement and emotion.
Fierce Festival says “Ariah Lester is a major new talent and his infectious energy is catching”.