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  • Photo: Chris Nash
  • Photo: Chris Nash

Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge by ATMA Dance I Mayuri Boonham

Start date: 29 Nov 2014

End date: 29 Nov 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £10 / Concession £5

Venue: Performance Academy GEM Arts

Venue address: Performance Academy GEM Arts, Newcastle, NE4 7SA


Box office: 0191 440 4124

Two brand new works, Ex Nihilo / The Human Edge, draw on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts to explore the ancient questions of creation and human life through dance. Ex Nihilo is an expression of the poetic thinking and abstract imagery questioning the time before the Big Bang whilst The Human Edge draws inspiration from the aspect of the universe that is perceivably within our grasp – the human angle. Based on the story of Sati the choreography evokes the drama of Sati’s life and death as a metaphor of a star.

Featuring sound installation from Bill Fontana and music composed by Boonham’s long-term collaborators, Midival Punditz.