It Goes Here Now – Brought to you by Tempered Body Dance Company – Friday 21 March 2014, 7.30pm, Ages 16+, Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets £8/£5: www.z-arts.org/events/it-goes-here-now/
Inspired by the cultural debate on genetic modiﬁcation and designer babies, It Goes Here Now creates a dystopian world through contemporary dance. Intricate duets and delicate solos are brought to life by an original music score, and interplay with responsive projected images, to tell the narrative of innate human curiosity.
Vigorous and energetic choreography is set in contrast with intricate and detailed physicality to stitch together a body of ideas from bio-clones and the alchemical homunculus to Frankenstein’s demon. Uniting a team of dancers with a geneticist, an ethicist, a composer, a designer, and visionary Canadian choreographer Maddy Wynne-Jones, this bold exploration is a journey into mankind’s obsession with anthropoeia.
“Thrilling and daring; sometimes tender, sometimes brutal” – LondonDance
“Beautiful imagery and compelling viewing. Choreographer Maddy Wynne-Jones has created movement that is gripping in every way” – Susanne Allen, Dance Critic
Tempered Body Dance Theatre, “trailblazers in terms of quality work” (Libby Costello, LondonDance), was founded in 2007. The company was Resident Company of Chisenhale Dance Space 2009-2012, and in April 2011 became Associate Company of Rich Mix.
For this project, Tempered Body has received support and guidance from Nowgen, centre of excellence in public engagement, education and professional training in biomedicine.
Posted by Kate Dack, Public Programmes Manager, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester