James Wilton Dance: Leviathan
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Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick. Featuring a cast of seven, Wilton showcases his trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work,all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.

LEVIATHAN is Man versus Nature; be careful what you fish for.

Leviathan has been commissioned by: Barbican Theatre, Plymouth University and Ocean City Festival, Swindon Dance, The Place, Blackpool Grand, Barnsley Civic, The Guilbenkian and BBC Performing Arts Fund with support from Arts Council England.

Date: 21, 22, 23, 24 September

Time: 19:30

Venue: The House, Plymouth University

Ticket information: £12/£10. Tickets available via the Barbican Theatre only. Please visit www.barbicantheatre.co.uk or call 01752 267131.

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