Tuesday 27 June, 7.00pm, Old Quad
Performed by four dancers in a large cage, Captive is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem The Panther and considers how a human, like an animal, can be plucked from normal life and plunged into captivity. Rendition has made the human experience the same as the animal’s and with confinement thrust upon the unsuspecting victim, the wild and free must find ways of expressing within the bordered and caged. Four dancers perform this exciting blend of dance, acrobatics and aerial work inside a large cage. Disorientated and shaken, the performers use their skill and instinct to survive in this emotionally charged and athletic piece.