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Blood by Jean Abreu at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House. London 27th June 2013

Blood by Jean Abreu at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House. London 27th June 2013

Actually I think this really represents the nervous system or part of it, but I’ve selected it for the second interpretation of Space (suggested by Ms Hedgehog) because out of context it could be both. This exciting multimedia dance production certainly gave room for the imagination to rove while also providing representations of the components of the human body in beautifully depicted forms (both graphical and in terms of movement).

Brazilian-born Jean Abreu performed ‘Blood’ last week for just two nights at the Royal Opera House. I didn’t see the whole production but the pieces he performed at the photocall were absolutely fantastic. Visceral in many senses, his work drew on Gilbert & George’s The Fundamental Pictures, New Testament Pictures and The Rudimentary Pictures. The backdrop therefore featured (among other things) microscopic images of bodily fluids. We were also treated to part of his dance with cutting-edge motion-sensor technology by Mirko Arcese and Luca Biada and to music by Paul Wolinksi of 65daysofstatics.