The North Wall is delighted to announce that Scotland-based Company Chordelia will bring Nijinsky’s Last Jump to Oxford as the only English venue on its UK tourAt Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, the show gained wide acclaim amongst critics, described by The Guardian as ‘one of the gems of this year’s Edinburgh fringe.’

Created, directed and choreographed by Company Chordelia’s Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones Nijinsky’s Last Jump combines theatre and dance to evoke the legendary 20th Century dancer Vaslav Nijinky’s journey from global success to the desolate isolation of mental illness. As the passionate obsession of the young Nijinsky (Darren Brownlie) comes face to face with the searching inner life of the older Nijinsky (James Bryce), this sharp and tender show portrays a poignant intimacy of genius and madness, youth and age, both the performing and private self.  Inspired by the rhythmic obsession of Nijinsky’s diaries, Young and Old Nijinsky consider their life together, on and off stage, trying to make sense of the loss of self.

Company Chordelia is an innovative and exciting dance theatre company based in Scotland. Formed in 2002, the company challenges traditional dance boundaries, by bringing music, text, opera, theatricality, story-telling and design to all its productions. Company Chordelia has a unique voice and aesthetic which owes much to tradition and classical forms while at the same time being relevant and aspirational.

‘A rich and humane portrait’ ***** The Guardian

‘A remarkable new piece by Company Chordelia’ ***** The Herald

‘Uncommon sensitivity and intelligence.’ **** The List

‘Memorably tender but unsentimental portrait’ **** The Times

‘Kally Lloyd-Jones’s impeccably researched and hauntingly performed life of Vaslav Nijinksy was one of the gems of this year’s Edinburgh fringe.’ Judith Mackrell of The Guardian

Performance:  Wednesday 4th May  2016, 8pm                    

Venue:  The North Wall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN

Tickets:  £16 (£13 concs) (plus £1 transaction fee per booking for credit or debit card payments)

Book online here or call 01865 319450

Find out about Company Chordelia here