If you enjoyed Margam or wished you hadn’t missed it, here is another Oxford opportunity to see dance informed by the rich and beautiful Bharata Natyam form, although here not seen in traditional guise but in forward looking contemporary mode at The North Wall Arts Centre.  Enlightening and evocative, Under My Skin is the third work from Sadhana Dance and sees choreographer and artistic director Subathra Subramaniam capturing the unspoken practices of the operating theatre.

Drawing on Bharata Natyam technique and contemporary choreography, three highly-skilled performers invite the audience to share a rare insight into the world of surgery where intricate detail, perfectly timed exchanges and analytical spatial patterns challenge the traditional boundaries between clinical practice and dance. Subramaniam aims to build on the idea of surgical simulation as a means of opening a closed and clinical world to a wider public view.

The performance is preceded with a curtain raiser created by Subathra Subramaniam and performed by third year undergraduates from Buckinghamshire New University. Quentin Cooper, BBC Radio presenter, will chair a Café Scientifique talk after the performance.

Performance:  Saturday 8th March 2014, 8.00pm

The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

Tickets:  £13 full price, £11 concessions.  A transaction fee of £1 per booking will be applied to customers paying in person or over the phone with a credit or debit card.

To book online: http://www.thenorthwall.com/moreinfo.php?ref=sadhana-dance

Telephone:  01865 319450

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