Wrap up warm, we’re heading into the icy tundra of The North with Joan Clevillé Dance’s latest production. Seemingly suffering from amnesia, John finds himself lost in the harsh and unpredictable yet compellingly beautiful wilderness of the North – a land of ancient gods, wild animals and strange creatures. These include two eccentric Northerners, replete with The Killing-style sweaters (and gold jeggings), who keep John company and encourage him to explore his new existence in a place with its own sense of time and space, and where being lost is the norm and letting go is the only way to survive… After Joan Clevillé’s acclaimed debut, Plan B For Utopia, this work was co-commissioned by The Place in London and Tramway, Glasgow, where it premiered as part of Dance International Glasgow in May 2017 before enjoying a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and now a UK tour. Blending elements from the disciplines of dance, physical theatre and puppetry, The North features an eclectic soundtrack featuring original music by Luke Sutherland and pieces from Richard Wagner to Nukariik’s Inuit throat singing and from Frank Sinatra to Mazzy Star.
Mon 18 Mar, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6000, 8pm, £9-15, thelowry.com
Published on: Tue 12 Mar 2019