Coming to The Lowry this March, Italian dancer and choreographer Marco D’Agostin pays tribute to his beloved late mentor, the irrepressible and radical performer, Nigel Charnock.

In Best Regards, Marco delivers a fitting celebration of Charnock’s unmistakable legacy. Regarded as one of the UK’s most outstanding and influential dancers, Mancunian-born Charnock was co-founder of the iconic DV8 Physical Theatre.

Set against a stunning LED curtain on a white stage, Marco blends text, song and dance, taking the audience on a journey of joy, exaltation, sadness and melancholy, gripping with emotional force and intense personal performance.

Described as an exercise in memory, the performance stands as an invitation to the audience to question what they would write to someone who will never read their words, and as  D’Agostin’s way of saying: “Dear N, I wanted to be too much too”.

D’Agostin met and worked with the hugely influential, Mancunian-born Charnock in 2010. Inspired by his hyperkinetic and explosive performances, this collaboration would change the way D’Agostin thought about dance and its possibilities forever.

Artist, filmmaker and producer Graham Clayton Chance will also be displaying notebooks, letters, photographs and other material about Charnock in the foyer before the show, and there will be a post-performance talk between him and Marco.

Marco D’Agostin’s Best Regards comes to The Lowry on Tue 5 Mar. You can book your tickets using the button below. Use the promo code WIRE10 for £10 tickets (maximum 4 per transaction).

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 5 Mar, The Lowry,
The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 1 Feb 2024