This year I joined Neon dance for the re-staging of Adrienne Hart’s ‘Empathy’. We spent some time in the studio re-working it and then the next few months touring the UK, Belgium and Berlin, where we performed at the beautiful space of Radialsystem V and with the ethereal sounds of original composers and musicians of the score- Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Shahzad Ismaily and cellist Gyda Valtysdottir.
‘Touching and emotionally charged, Empathy reflects on what influences us to emphasise with others. Five dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through the award winning Numen’s beguiling laser light design.’
‘Taking inspiration from the work of psychologist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy), Empathy is a truly theatrical experience where movement, sound and lighting combine and contribute in equal part. ‘
Original score by//
Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen, Shahzad Ismaily, Gyda Valtysdottir
Andras Foder, Carys Staton, Maeva Berthelot, Tilly Webber, Julia Roberts and Kingsan-Lo