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Black Rock

Black Rock
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10 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017

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School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Black rock is a multi-media performance that explores the extraordinary desire of humans to move through mountains, to scale vertical walls and to seek new physical and intellectual heights.

The project builds from two of Johnny Dawes’ first ascents in Snowdonia, to wider concepts of risk, vertigo, adventure, partnership and the physical boundaries between body and rock. BLACK ROCK traces the meanings of mountains, a narrative, collaged and momentary. These spaces are both a home and a void, a cradle for inspiration, and a corridor to death. They are blurred by mist but sharp in our fingers.

Directed and designed by multi award-winning artist David Shearing, this unique multimedia environment presents a newly commissioned sound score by artist and composer James Bulley with choreography by Carlos Pons Guerra, poetic text by Claire Carter, digital technology by Invisable Flock and dramaturgy by Jonathan Pitches.

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4.00pm, 5.30pm, 7.00pm, 8.30pm

£12.00 (£9.00) 

(Approximately 50 mins) 

Wheelchair Access

This is an immersive environment suitable for wheelchair access. Some moments contains total darkness. 14+ recommended 

  • Wheelchair access
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