The Growing

Back to RIPE

Constellations, Sadler's Wells, London, June 2019

Constellations is a dance-theatre performance directed by Stefan Jovanović. It explores the relationship between power and gender through an eclectic series of vignettes, featuring historically marginal archetypes of witches, fools and prophets. Summoning stereotypes from Western culture, Constellations includes a dance piece called Radical Togetherness, which investigates the generating of new forms of audience-performer relationship, situated at the threshold of a travelling circus, ballroom and phantasmagorical pop club. Gender fluidity and social dancing are invoked to examine new ways of understanding social politics – specifically how to be together in a common physical and emotional space. Performers directly engage the audience to reconsider the idea of who in society holds marginal and dominant roles, and why. Constellations challenges conventional dance-forms and their gendered stereotypes in an inviting and thoughtful manner, through a rich palette of movement, song, drag and symbolism.

To book the show or for more information, please click here.