The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty.
Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers.
Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.
When you are asking 'why?', you have to be in some framework that allows something to be true.Richard Feynman
Dancers and musicians move as one, erasing the divides between musician and dancer, performer and audience, resulting in an up-close-and-personal theatrical experience like no other.
The Nature of Why is a standing show. We will have a limited number of seats available for those who have difficulty standing for long periods. Patrons who require seats should advise Ticket Office at the time of booking.
Age Guidance: 8+ (the close proximity of the performers may be alarming for younger children)
Audio description is integral, and every performance has sections which are BSL-interpreted.
This performance includes the use of haze effects.
Running time: approximately 1 hour
Pay What You Feel (9 May)
Take a chance on this show; you can book for free and pay what you feel the performance is worth on the night. Just don’t forget your cash.
Promise members can get £10 tickets (except 9 May).
The Nature of Why is composed by Will Gregory, choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England. Produced by The Paraorchestra and Friends, and MAYK.