A trilogy of physical performances, radically exploring the changing of the human spirit, will open at Battersea Arts Centre this month.
Through physical theatre, visual art and live improvised music, one of Europe’s most distinctive live artists, Thibault Delférière, takes on the great philosophical ideas of the human spirit.
Born with cerebral palsy, the Belgian artist has fashioned a radical style of painting and performance that is unique, powerful and unsettling. The Spirit will comprise of three new performances, that will evolve out of each other to reflect the development of the human spirit from servitude to freedom.
The ambitious trilogy marks the Belgian artist’s second collaboration with New Perspectives’ Artistic Director Jack McNamara following their 2017 BE Festival show Sisyphus, which won the Mess Award.
Each part of The Spirit, performed over three consecutive weeks, will feature a different musician: for Part One, Sicilian composer Guiseppe Lomeo will play prepared guitar, Part Two will feature world renowned drummer Steve Noble, and Part Three will be performed with Sharon Gal, esteemed electronic vocal artist and co-founder of Resonance FM. The three parts can be viewed as a rich trilogy or as standalone pieces of theatre.
Thibault Delférière is a performer, painter, film maker, theatre maker and artist. As a performer, his body in all aspects – balance, suffering, sexuality, matter – is central to his work. He has created over 70 different performances which have been seen in Belgium, the UK, Los Angeles, France, Italy and Luxembourg.
When: 27th February – 14th March 2020
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets cost £10 – £12.50
More info: www.bac.org.uk