Colker’s 16 dancers unfold their story around a huge sheaf of ropes hanging from above the stage. Their bodies entwine and unroll in ropes, as if they were knots – in a bizarre, inexhaustible fantasy. Daring precision dominates the second part. After breaking free from the fetters that previously kept them bound, the dancers indulge in an elegant liberation dance around a cube with transparent walls.

The exhilarating choreography is enhanced by striking design and a soundtrack that segues from Ravel to Chet Baker, with a layering of Brazilian beats.

Brazilian Deborah Colker played volleyball, performed as a concert pianist and studied psychology then dance before creating Olivier Award winning dance productions. In 1994 Colker formed her own dance company, which has toured extensively and built up a huge international following. At the beginning of 2005 she opened Centro de Movimento in Rio, a dance school and company rehearsal space.

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