Known for its unrivalled teaching and contemporary dance performances, The Place will be showing one special performance by the Zoi Dimitriou company of You May! – a haunting piece of dance theatre examining our role and our duties in society.
If like me you appreciate the beautiful weirdness, sublime and eccentricity of French cinema you will appreciate You May!. It takes inspiration from Chris Marker’s monumental science film La Jetée, (download it from iTunes next time you’re having a quiet Sunday) and asks what it is like to live in contemporary society, where the old paradigm of ‘you can, because you must’ has been changed to ‘you must, because you can’.
With a choreography career spanning over 5 years, Zoi has worked with Sadler’s Wells and danced in New York and Greece – so this is an example of a modern and thought-provoking dance performance you can come to his expect from his company which goes far beyond what you’ll see in the West End.
It’s at The Place on June 12th for one performance before going on to Bristol. For more info, visit http://www.theplace.org.uk/?lid=12739. (Words: Lucy Palmer)