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Heavy handed, we crush the moment

Closed 1 Dec 2019

Barbican Theatre

Dance, darkness and bass frequencies - Heavy handed, we crush the moment is an immersive experience, somewhere between a dreamscape, a meditation, a nightmare and a nightclub.
Heavy handed, we crush the moment at Barbican Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


Dance, darkness and bass frequencies - Heavy handed, we crush the moment is an immersive experience, somewhere between a dreamscape, a meditation, a nightmare and a nightclub.


Over four evenings, Last Yearz Interesting Negro (the performance project of artist and dancer Jamila Johnson-Small) will present a series of genre-blurring happenings in the Pit, staging a new choreographic work that features performances by guest artists each night.


Focusing on the sensory impact of the live encounter for performers and audience alike, this work is an invitation to reflect on boundaries, intimacy, spectacle and the inevitability of movement.


Last Yearz Interesting Negro and collaborators create a charged atmosphere through sound, light, set and live performance.


Working from the potential of dance as a radical social practice, this performance commission is a contemporary response to the Barbican exhibition Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art (4 October 2019 - 19 January 2020).


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 14+


Please be advised that this performance includes flashing lights, strobe, haze, and some elements of the set are made from latex.


Note that this is a standing event where some seating will be provided.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 28 November 2019

Closes:Sunday 1 December 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Thursday ‑ 10‑00pm

Friday ‑ 10‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 10‑00pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
£5

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