Outlander – Venice
Music Robin Rimbaud – Scanner
Dancers Avatâra Ayuso, Sunbee Han & Sooraj Subramaniam
Costumes Ursula Bomshell
Premiere Palladian Cenacle, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy 18 June 2016
Shobana draws inspiration from Veronese’s exuberant masterpiece which features a contemporary, multicultural wedding feast. Performed by three company dancers, it is a closely observed series of solos that shift tantalisingly between reflection and speed. The work contrasts the cool power of Shobana’s choreography with the classical beauty of Venice. Each dancer becomes a character who brings their own mixture of strangeness and familiarity to Veronese’s celebrations on a specially designed catwalk lit by Sander Loonen and with a baroque inspired soundscape by Scanner.