7pm, 8.30pm and 10pm, Thursday 12th until Saturday 14th May 2011 @ Arnolfini
Acclaimed choreographer Darren Johnston makes his startling Bristol debut with a specially reworked version of his celebrated 2009 piece Ousia. A solo dancer in a stark white room delves deep into her own solitary existence. Through the hazy, strobe-filled space, her ritualistic patterns conjure up a clone-like avatar. Ousia creates a hauntingly beautiful world of exploration, escapism and denial quite unlike anything else.
Johnston has gained notoriety for his distinctly immersive performances, a heady mix of dance, installation and theatre that have seen him work with Aphex Twin/Chris Cunningham, Squarepusher and Warp Records.
“As much installation as dance…a striking mix of optical illusion, movement and architecture.” Independent