The Elders Project

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion Commission

As part of KnowBody in Sadler’s Wells Theatre on 12 and 13 September, Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion take a rare break from their renowned duets to invite a group of ex-professional dancers out of retirement and back onto the stage. The Blog follows this project from first rehearsals through to the performances at Sadler’s Wells and beyond.

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photo: Andrew Lang

With the help of former artists of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Second Stride and the Siobhan Davies Dance Company, the two men draw a hopeful and irreverent picture of the body as an archive of rooms, steps and forgotten stories, revealing the power of physical memory in the face of the most transitory of art forms.

With Christopher Bannerman, Brian Bertscher, Anne Donnelly, Linda Gibbs, Lizie Giraudeau, Betsy Gregory, Geraldine Morris, Namron and Kenneth Tharp.

Company of Elders: In your rooms tech rehearsal

photos: Andrew Lang

That Paper Boy

Dominique Mercy and Pascal Merighi Commission

In your rooms

BBCWeekend watches the Company of Elders rehearse Hofesh Shechter’s In your rooms for the Elixir Festival