Playfully fusing contemporary dance with a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, The Nature of Why smashes the divide between musicians, dancers and the audience, in a performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.
Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, The Nature of Why explores his search for meaning in the world around us.
The stage itself becomes a site of discovery as constantly shifting action invites audiences to seek out their own unique encounters; resulting in an epic and immersive theatrical experience like no other.
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Commissioned by Unlimited and performed by an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends.
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.