Dance Umbrella 2017: Origami
- Date :
- 15 October 2017 - 15 October 2017
- Times :
- 13:30 & 18:30
- Location :
- Trinity Buoy Wharf
Inspired by the ancient Japanese art, Origami sees the unlikely pairing of a monumental shipping container and a gravity defying dancer.
Created by Paris-based duo Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl this free outdoor performance kicks off Dance Umbrella 2017 by dramatically transforming the London cityscape in five locations: Battersea Power Station, Peninsula Square, Artillery Square, The Queen’s Gardens and Trinity Buoy Wharf.
In a visually stunning, hold-your-breath spectacle, a shipping container gently unfurls, creating a geometric performance space where dancer Satchie Noro dangles from its sharp corners and glides on its vertiginous edges.
The container is in continuous movement creating a mesmerising duet between dancer and machine. Noro and Ohl transform an enormous 40ft metal object into a dynamic, sculptural and performance space in this spectacular outdoor event.
Satchie Noro has worked with builder, designer and poet Silvain Ohl since 2006. Noro is a dancer, choreographer and aerial circus artist and one of this year’s Aerowaves Twenty, a network which combines emerging artists with international programming partners. Her company Furinkaï held a four-year residency at Théâtre Brétigny. In 2012, she was granted a residency as part of the Hors-Les-Murs programme of the Institut Français. She later directed the documentary film Back to Ominato; a short film in which she performs, inspired by her family history and origin.
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Battersea Power Station, Greenwich Peninsula, Royal Borough of Greenwich/ GDIF/ Visit Greenwich, R|A|R|E, Croydon Council and Trinity Buoy Wharf.
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