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.
In its first presentation, The Nature of Why opened Mayfest Bristol for four performances. Bristol Old Vic theatre was 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.
This world premiere takes inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, and his search for meaning in the world around us. The Nature of Why promises to be an up-close-and-personal dance experience like no other.
“When you are asking ‘why?’, you have to be in some framework that allows something to be true.” Richard Feynman
The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch (Adventures of Snigel, Falling In Love With Frida), with direction by Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
The Nature of Why will be at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Wed 5 September, as part of Unlimited Festival 2018.
Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.
The Nature of Why is supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Additional support from We the Curious.
Produced by The Paraorchestra and Friends, and Mayk.