NEWS: London Story & never ending (Story) at Elixir Festival

London Story & never ending (Story) at Elixir Festival

17 April 2024: Sadler's Wells

Photos: Jubal Battisti

Berlin’s Dance On Ensemble recreates and responds to an iconic work by Merce Cunningham

Originally choreographed in 1963, Merce Cunningham’s Story was never the same show twice.

The dancers were able to make choices about their movements, while a new set was constructed for each performance using material found in or near the theatre.

Now Dance On Ensemble draws from limited archival materials to re-imagine the piece for a new generation. What shape will the work take as it finds itself in the Lilian Baylis Studio?

Never ending (Story)

As a further exploration of Cunningham’s Story, the poem improvised by David Antin in 1989, was also a starting point of Mathilde Monnier’s never ending (Story). This is a piece that explores how movement and thought come together.

This piece is rooted in stories. Stories about structure, rhythm, feelings and repetitions. Stories about the dance you will witness on stage.

Watch as Dance On bring together speech, thought and dance in a way that shows they’re closer entwined than you might assume.