This experimental choreographic work is an investigation into the reality of the body. It is a post-truth struggle for three dancers and an almost tangible vision. The work will take the form of a danse macabre triptych, rapidly unfolding and unpicking the philosophical underpinnings of the aestheticised human form. Of all the plethora of images and artefacts we have at our disposal, to foreground the body is so simple it is almost confusing. The work is interested in the confrontation of the body and all the un-reality we have built— the presentation of the body as proof that reality still exists.
Post Reality Vision is about the visionary body, and the body as a vision. It grapples with the strange discovery that Michelangelo’s only known self-portrait is in the form of St Bartholemew’s hollow skin, a saint who was crucified upside down, skinned alive and beheaded.
Presented by Dancehouse as part of Dance Massive 2019