Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B

Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B

The unclassifiable Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble le ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen.

Inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and the time her lived in, Platel draws parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe.

Platel's regular collaborator, Steven Prengles, uses African polyphonic chants, cowbells and the sounds of sleeping animals to create a surprising soundscape, and visual artist Berlinde De Bruyckere sculpts the startling image of the bodies of dead horses, piled up in a jumbled heap. This is a dance of life and death.

Music: dancers sing live on stage. No musicians.

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Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B running time: 
1 hour 40 minutes
No under 5’s. The set includes sculptures of dead horses piled onstage.
Alain Platel
Bartold Uyttersprot
Carlo Bourguignon

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
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