Underdrome

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Underdrome

The Roundhouse Theatre, London

As production designers for this site specific, Butoh-inspired contemporary dance piece, Block9 created a “frozen moment in time”. The performance is staged ‘in the round’ on a large, central, x- shaped platform with an ethereal, 6m tall, bonsai tree at its centre. The tree, lit from underneath by a bed of LED’s, is constructed from suspended slices of polycarbonate sheet. Around the tree’s canopy, as if startled by an unheard gunshot, fly 2000 origami birds.

This is still one of the best performances that I’ve ever seen.