Currents by Mayumana comes to the Hackney Empire

New performance based on the rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla

The Hackney Empire have announced that the internationally renowned Israeli music and dance company Mayumana will make its UK debut with a new work, Currents, which runs at the East London venue from 18 April to 7 May 2017, with an official opening on 19 April.

Described as an "extraordinary dance and percussive extravaganza" the piece has been inspired by the rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, inventors and pioneers in the early days of electrical engineering. The piece blends a unique soundscape, lighting and visual effects that combines the group's sense of humour, infectious energy and talented performers.

Featuring an international cast, custom made musical instruments and video art projections and video mapping, this is a highly unique performance experience.

Currents is directed by Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman and features set design by Boaz Berman and Michael Kremenko, costume design by Hadas Zur and music by Boaz Berman, Eylon Nuphar and Ido Kagan. Sound Design is by Amir Schorr with lighting by Roy ‘Junior’ Milo and video art and video mapping by Gidi Rabi.

Mayumana was founded in Tel Aviv in 1996 by Eylon Nuphar and Boaz Berman and comes from the Hebrew word 'Meyumanut' which means skill. The versatile company is a large multicultural collective of more than 20 different nationalities and has become one of Israel’s largest cultural exports.

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