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Image: Ultimate Dancer – Holy Smoke

This month, BALTIC are framing contemporary art in an entirely new medium, using movement and dance to further enhance their current exhibitions.

BALTIC Live features a series of experimental dance performances, opening with Jack Webb’s The End on Wednesday 12th October. The Scottish choreographer explores the transformation, deconstruction and distortion of the body with a show about end points, questioning the very foundations of existence. The performance promises to be sexy, intense and deeply compelling.

Ultimate Dancer present Holy Smoke on Saturday 22nd October, set in a mystic underworld, the show uses movement and sound to investigate healing through personal transformative practices. What parallels can be drawn between a guided shamanic journey and the experience of live performance? You decide.

Following on from her exhibition this summer at BALTIC, Jumana Emil Abboud will present Out Of The Shadows on Saturday 19th November, a piece which has been specially developed for BALTIC Live and is inspired, as is all of Abboud’s work, by Palestinian folktales and storytelling. The production explores universal themes of personal and collective memory, loss, longing and belonging – themes we can all surely relate to.

These three live performances blur the lines between sound, image and movement to produce challenging and inspiring works of live art.


Jack Webb – THE END – Promotional trailer from jack webb on Vimeo.

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