Figures in Extinction [1.0]

📝 Choreographed by Crystal Pite
📍Nederlands Dans Theater.
🗓 May 2022.

Composer: Owen Belton
Designer: Jay Gower Taylor

“We are living in an age of extinction: of animals, of language, of our connection with nature and of age-old ways of knowing. Can we ever hope to give a name to what we are losing? What does it mean to bear witness to a violence in which we are both perpetrators and victims?

Across continents, choreographer Crystal Pite and director Simon McBurney have exchanged ideas reflecting on their fears and cautious hopes for the age we are living in, and how artists can meaningfully create in the face of mass destruction.“