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Centaur And The Animal

Show Information

  • Booking From:
  • 01-Mar-2011
  • Booking Until:
  • 06-Mar-2011
  • Running Time:
  • 1 Hour 20 Mins
  • Genre:
  • Ballet

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Centaur And The Animal Tickets

Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN

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Latecomers: NOT ADMITTED (no interval)

Famous for his use of horses as a means of artistic expression, world-renowned rider, director and stage designer, Bartabas and his company Zingaro Equestrian Theatre come to London for the first time.

Using four horses live on stage and performed by Bartabas himself, The Centaur and the Animal follows the interaction between man and horse during the process of dressage (the highest level of training a horse can achieve). Throughout this startling and intimate performance the audience watch as the horse is exposed to a deeper level of knowledge while the man reverts to his animal instincts. Eventually we see man and animal merge into one being as The Centaur.

Featuring music by Jean Schwarz and atmospheric lighting by Françoise Michel, The Centaur and the Animal is choreographed by Bartabas and Ko Murobushi, one of Japan’s greatest butoh masters.

This intriguing collaboration probes the relationship between man and beast and brings together beautiful equestrian movement with the strange and beguiling art of butoh.

Age suitability: Age Guidance 12+ (whilst there is nothing particularly inappropriate, the show is very serious therefore is not likely to be enjoyed by younger children)


Narration: There is a voiceover narrating the action (in English)


Horses: This performances features 4 live trained horses on the stage.

Evenings: various
Theatre Venue: Sadler's Wells Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
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Sadler's Wells Theatre is the name of six theatres that have been built since 1683 at a site on Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell in the London Borough of Islington. The present day theatre seats 1,500 and specialises in dance, ranging from ballet to hip hop, contemporary dance to flamenco. Opera, theatre, visual arts and dance on screen also feature in the mix.