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Print Room Dance Company Presents Terra

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

★★★★ “Atmospheric and intricately choreographed”- The Stage

★★★★ “A truly immersive and captivating piece…that draws your attention from start to finish”- Everything Theatre 

★★★★ “This is a highly skilled visual exploration of man’s relationship to the physical world.”- Londonist 

“All five dancers [perform] a felicitous mix of classical and contemporary dance, with ease and tremendous expressiveness”- Culture Whisper 
“Highly atmospheric, rich in imagery and suggestion. Essakow has a gift for crafting physical detail and for composing
movement: it’s a rare quality, and worth seeing in action.”- The Guardian

“But Essakow’s Terra is no comedy. It is apocalyptic, earnest and timely, about migration and finding shelter.”- British Theatre Guide

“[The Print Room is] a rare West London outpost for contemporary dance.”-  Evening Standard  


The burgeoning dance programme at the Print Room continues in spring with the world premiere of Hubert Essakow’s Terra, the final part of his trilogy exploring the elements – water, fire and earth. This will be the first dance performance in the main auditorium of the Print Room’s new home, the Coronet in Notting Hill. Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri has been commissioned to write a new poem to accompany the work.

In Terra, the Print Room’s Artistic Associate Hubert Essakow sends his six dancers on journeys through the shifting horizons and changing seasons of an unpredictable earth. They mine down through layers of earth in a theatrical landscape created by Belgian visual artists Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis in their first design commission.

Essakow’s expressive detailed choreography entwines with Ben Okri’s spoken text to explore how we humans interact with the earth in our search for home. French composer Jean Michel-Bernard (who has written scores for directors Martin Scorsese and Michel Gondry) has created a filmic sound environment.

Additional Information

Please note: the performance contains infrequent female nudity.


School Poetry Competition:

To mark our upcoming production of Terra, premiering 23rd February, we are inviting literary students aged 15-19 across London to take part in our poetry competition, judged by some of the UK’s leading poets. For more information see here.