The nature of why
The Nature of Why, commissioned by Unlimited, merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty. The show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from the British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers. Performance spaces are transformed into a site of discovery, as dancers and musicians moved as one in an attempt to erase the divides between musician and dancer, performer and audience.
Conducted by Charles Hazlewood, choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, with direction by Bowditch and Hazlewood, The Nature of Why opened Mayfest Bristol for four performances in May 2018. It’s London premiere was at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, on Wednesday 5th September where it opened the Unlimited Festival 2018. In early 2019 the show travelled to Perth Festival, Western Australia for 4 performances, and continues to tour the UK.
Photography Paul Blakemore