Our Lives: An Infinite Improvisation Poetry Dancing
BEN OKRI + CHARLOTTE JARVIS
A dance-drama about life as a constant improvisation, presented by Charlotte Jarvis, choreographer and dance artist, and Ben Okri, poet novelist & playwright, and writer of The Coronet Theatre’s popular adaptation of The Outsider. They interweave their craft to create something new and intimate, political and meditative.
Poetry responds to movement and movement to poetry. Along the way they brush against history, injustice, the passions of motherhood, and the toughness of hope.
Each day brings new challenges, but dance and poetry respond with ritual and improvisation to the heart of the mystery of life.
Two artists engage this mystery.
This acclaimed production premiered at The Edinburgh Festival, Dance Base, 2019.