Canadian dance Company Cas Public are renowned for their passionate and daring physicality, the Company makes a welcome return to the Linbury Theatre this half term with Belgian youth theatre company Kopergietery performing 9 which takes inspiration from dancer Cai Glover’s hearing impairment. Set to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, 9 plays with music and silence, celebrating their differences in a journey of sensation in a work for both children and adults.
Choreographed by Hélène Blackburn, 9 questions how we capture the grandeur of music if, like Beethoven, our hearing is impaired. Blackburn takes inspiration from Cai Glover, himself a deaf dancer to explore the sensation of listening to a musical masterpiece without hearing.
Running for 50 minutes without interval, 9 is perfect for half term activities.