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Published on Mar 15, 2010
Former Phoenix dancer Douglas Thorpe’s Beast immerses the audience into the darkest reaches of the mind, using six dancers in a performance that is as powerful and brutal as it is beautiful. Exploring the darker side of the human psyche, Beast’s broken choreography requires extreme strength and articulation, giving the piece an often disjointed and fragmented look. Intimidating and uncompromising, this challenging piece is an unforgettable, captivating piece of theatre.
Beast was originally commissioned by Yorkshire Dance and first performed at the Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance by RODA in January 2009.