'Perpetual Movement' is an exhibition showcasing the relationship between contemporary dance and contemporary art by celebrating Rambert's 90th anniversary through four international artists working in a range of mediums, each responding differently to the inspiration of contemporary dance, alongside a carefully curated selection of objects, footage and costumes from Rambert's archive.
By encouraging and facilitating the interaction of contemporary artists with the world of dance, the national dance company, Rambert has been at the forefront of cross-disciplinary dialogue throughout its illustrious history.
Internationally renowned artist Goshka Macuga presents a performative installation piece echoing the physicality, bodily limits and repetition in the work of both professional dancers and the figures depicted so typically in Lowry's works. A true cross-disciplinary work itself, this new piece in collaboration with David Roberts Art Foundation combines music, costume, performance, choreography and art. Berlin based Michaela Zimmer, however, adopts the performance aspect herself, creating gestural canvas works where the paint strokes demonstrate her physical limits whilst the draped, curtain-like film layers allude to tension and movement as the light reflects and shifts as the audience navigates the works.
Performances during Perpetual Movement will take place every Saturday from 1pm-2pm.