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James Wilton Dance | Leviathan

  • West Buckland 150 Theatre, School EX32 0SX United Kingdom (map)
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A blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, this play shows man versus nature.

LEVIATHAN follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale: Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction.

Multi-award-winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick.

Featuring a cast of 6, Wilton’s trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, LEVIATHAN will have you on the edge of your seat. It will leave you gasping for air under the sheer ferocity of movement, all accompanied by a powerful electro-rock soundtrack by Lunatic Soul.

LEVIATHAN is man versus nature; be careful what you fish for!

Commissioned by: The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth University, Plymouth Culture and Ocean City Festival, Swindon Dance, The Place, Blackpool Grand, Barnsley Civic, The Gulbenkian and BBC Performing Arts Fund, with support from Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts.

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Age Suitability: 8+ 

Saturday 30 November
West Buckland School’s ‘150 Theatre’
7pm (doors 6.30pm). Tickets £8. £5 under 16s. Tickets can be booked online from this page.

Accompanying art exhibition: Why not come along from 6pm for a glass of bubbly and an art exhibition by Alissa Mihai, West Buckland School’s chosen artist for this event. Alissa is an Exmoor based printmaker fascinated by people and their lives – from the daily mundane activities we all do; to our work and those strange and secret hobbies we all have. Look out for ‘Leviathan’ based pieces as well, inspired by the theme this evening.