Dance Umbrella 2017: Origami at Greenwich Heritage Centre

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Inspired by the ancient Japanese art, Origami sees the unlikely pairing of a monumental shipping container and a gravity defying dancer. Created by Paris-based duo Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl this free outdoor performance kicks off Dance Umbrella 2017 by dramatically transforming the London cityscape in five locations: Battersea Power Station, Peninsula Square, Artillery Square, The Queen's Gardens and Trinity Buoy Wharf. In a visually stunning, hold-your-breath spectacle, a shipping container gently unfurls, creating a geometric performance space where dancer Satchie Noro dangles from its sharp corners and glides on its vertiginous edges. The container is in continuous movement creating a mesmerising duet between dancer and machine. Noro and Ohl transform an enormous 40ft metal object into a dynamic, sculptural and performance space in this spectacular outdoor event. Satchie Noro has worked with builder, designer and poet Silvain Ohl since 2006. Noro is a dancer, choreographer and aerial circus artist and one of this year's Aerowaves Twenty, a network which combines emerging artists with international programming partners. Her company Furinkai held a four-year residency at Theatre Bretigny. In 2012, she was granted a residency as part of the Hors-Les-Murs programme of the Institut Francais. She later directed the documentary film Back to Ominato; a short film in which she performs, inspired by her family history and origin.

Venue Details & Map

Greenwich Heritage Centre

Building 41
Artillery Square
SE18 4DX
+44 (0)20 8854 2452
Public transport:
From station, cross road, and turn right down Woolwich New Road. Cross Plumstead Road by crossing on left, go through pedestrian gate into Royal Arsenal site. Go down No.1

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