Co-commissioned by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work; the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College; la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2018; Sadler’s Wells with music composed by Philip Miller
The Wallis presents
“A classic boldly reimagined.” – The New York Times
“a marvel of intelligence and dance craftsmanship in every respect" - Critical Dance
“The rising star is only getting started.” - CNN
"riveting" - Backtrack
“A stunning work … infused with raw emotion.” - The Dartmouth
A young girl dies after having been betrayed by a man. She cannot rest in peace and is transformed into a wili, a ghost with a desire for dance - and revenge. Acclaimed South African choreographer Dada Masilo, who stunned audiences around the world with her feminist revisions of Carmen, Romeo & Juliet and Swan Lake, takes on another classic in her distinctive style of African dance and classical ballet performed at astonishing speed.
Recommended for 14+.
Warning: This production contains nudity and adult language & content.