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The Difference Engine – Dance Umbrella 2011

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Inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetee, The Difference Engine is a vital and captivating interplay between dance, live and electronic music, video and theatre. Read More >

The Difference Engine is the second collaborative project from Zoe Svendsen, Ben Duke, Will Duke and Dario Palermo. It manipulates time and memory by exploring the world’s primordial past, its physical present, and its technological future.

The Difference Engine is performed as part of Dance Umbrella – London’s international festival of new dance.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 12/10/2011

Closing Night: 22/10/2011

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Cast & Creative


Producer - Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella and the Gate Theatre in conjunction with the RPS Drummond Fund, Metis Arts, Lost Dog, Dario Palermo and Will Duke, with support from the Junction.

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