2016 - currently
Award-winning Hagit Yakira dance presents Free Falling, an open-hearted evening of down-to-earth dance that’s sensual, striking and a beautiful respite from the hustle and bustle.
Based on a collection of stories gathered through years of working as a therapist, Hagit Yakira has created a powerful and atmospheric mixed bill that eloquently uncovers real life experiences about the common uncertainties we share.
The evening opens with Air Hunger, an emotive and breath-taking duet, faultlessly composed
with unashamedly demanding choreography that leaves the dancers gasping for air. Inspired by
the fear and anxiety of suffocation, the performers honestly embody reactions, images and memories, leaving the audience immersed and breathless.
Completing the evening, Free Falling looks at the fear of falling, failing, and the ambition to recover. A captivating piece by four virtuoso performers taking audiences on a danced journey of trips, false starts, falls and lifts that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Choreographed by Hagit Yakira, the evening is performed by an international cast of dancers – Sophie Arstall, Stephen Moynihan, Fernando Belsara, Verena Schneider, skilfully costumed by Elizabeth Barker and Bettina John, set against an original soundtrack by Sabio Janiak, light designed by Mickie Mannion and with the dramaturge Lou Cope. Photography by Camilla Greewell and Video by Kiraly Saint Claire.
"...the work of a rare choreographer who knows what she wants and knows how to get it and then gives it to you." ★★★★★ Plays to See
"It takes some skill and professionalism to pull off something like this, and choreographer Hagit Yakira has it in spades." ★★★★★ London Theatre 1
“Yakira does not so much create a performance as encapsulate a state of being.”Londondance.com
Thu 27th & Fri 28th Oct
Sadler's Wells, London
Thu 26 Jan
Laban Theatre, London
020 8463 0100
Thu 9 Feb
0845 226 3510
Wed 22 Feb
The House, Plymouth University, Plymouth
01752 600 600
Tue 28 Feb
Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham
Thu 2 Mar
0117 947 7288
For more information and booking please contact Hagit and Sarah