Learning from the Future

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, contemporary)

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  • Dance Base - Studio 3
  • 18:15
  • Aug 24
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Colette Sadler / Stammer productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Nudity, Strobe Lighting
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

Learning from the Future – a post-human dance fiction by Colette Sadler. Imagine a post-human future where bodies are on the verge of disappearance. In Learning from the Future, the futuristic female cyborg Body A inhabits a science-fiction world. The fictionality of Body A is taken as a poetic means to speculate on an inconceivable reality where ever-accelerating flows of information and encoded data could dictate the manner in which bodies move and function. The choreography uses movement to amplify the primitive power of bodies against the background of their dematerialisation and disappearance.

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  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

A woman or a cyborg. Or, a woman and a cyborg. What are the limits and possibilities of each condition? Learning from the future starts with a naked woman and a statement: “I was a body”. These words remain wi...

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 87 days ago

Learning from the future. On the day I watched this performance there was a technical hitch quite soon after the show started. It was halted and began were it had stopped 10 minutes later. You enter the stage with Leah Marojevic standing naked beside a white obelisk, redolent of the monolith...

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The Skinny (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

If you have ever seen Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin, you may recall the striking procedure abstractly portrayed in the film’s opening minutes. Colette Sadler’s Learning from the Future echoes and extends this disarming sequence, twisting Glazer’s opaque depiction of an unknown humanoid being gradually constructed into nearly an hour of striking, hypnotic,...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

It takes a while for this show to fully bed in, due to a stop/start opening prolonging that crucial connection between audience and performer. ...

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