Absolutely Cultured is proud to present an evening of physical performance in partnership with the University of Hull at The Donald Roy Theatre, The Gulbenkian Centre.
The event is part of a series of pilots over the next year, which aim to offer more opportunities to experience dance and physical performance in Hull.
Acting as a double bill, each evening features two shows; “Triptych” by Hull-based artist Kristin McGuire and “Unbroken” by Nikki Rummer, one half of duo Nikki & JD.
“Triptych” is a series of three short choreographies that explore pole dance as an art form, which requires a great deal of sensuality, physical strength, balletic elegance and gymnastic grace. The performance incorporates mapped projections that evolve as the dance progresses across the performance area.
This piece is performed by Kristin McGuire whose professional dance career spans more than 20 years of performing and choreographing for an eclectic range of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil and Mark Bruce Company
“Unbroken” is the debut solo performance by physical theatre and circus artist, Nikki Rummer, on tour in autumn 2021 and spring 2022. One bittersweet Christmas, three generations of the Rummer family are summoned home for one last gathering. Combining her talent for storytelling and her unique movement language inspired by her acrobatics, gymnastics and capoeira practice, Rummer tells a very personal story with universal resonance.
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