UNDERWORLD Video Resources
‘One of the most strangely compelling and visually stunning pieces I’ve seen.’ Audience Member, March 2015
Trapped in an airless, dusty land of the living dead, Underworld is Vincent’s darkly haunting take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. Eight athletic performers engage in a series of disconcerting, relentless rituals and beautiful vignettes to form constantly shifting, visually striking cinematographic images, formed with 150 chapel chairs and accompanied by a stunning soundtrack of rushing rivers, church bells and faint children’s voices by internationally renowned composer Gavin Bryars.
‘Superb performances’ The Guardian, March 2015
‘Contemporary dance fans should beat a path to her door.’ The Observer, March 2015
‘Vincent choreographs with such a specific attention to gesture, atmosphere and motive…a fully imagined world.’ The Observer
Part of 21 YEARS / 21 WORKS filmed at Shoreditch Town Hall, March 2015
Originally commissioned by Leeds Canvas and devised with Phoenix Dance Theatre for OverWorlds & UnderWorlds, 2012.
The full digital resource pack is available on VDT’s YouTube channel, but a selection are also available to view below: