KEMP DREAMS KABUKI COURTESANS

15 giugno 2017 ore 15.00

Performance by Lindsay Kemp

An IED production in collaboration with Mus.e and the Museo Novecento

Mime, dancer, clown, marionette player, performer and visual artist, Lindsay Kemp has decisively influenced the history of rock music with his visionary shows. Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and the late David Bowie are only a few of his famous pupils. Over the course of his long career, the research by this icon of international theatre, considered one of the great masters of contemporary dance, has touched the lives and art of such legends as Nureyev and Fellini, Mick Jagger and Ken Russell. Kemp will be at the Museo Novecento for a performance with professional dancers who participated in a workshop which led to creation of several costumes on a Kabuki theme.

Polyhedral and visionary artist Lindsay Kemp unites his commitments to theatre and dance with a passion for the visual arts and for teaching. This author of an original synthesis of many different languages founded his first dance ensemble, The Lindsay Kemp Dance Mime Company, in 1962. He proposes a totally innovative approach to dance and to theatre, one which blossomed as early as 1968-1969 in with his Flowers production. Among his other works, of special note are Salome (1977), A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (1980), The Big Parade (1984), Alice (1988) and, later, Onnagata (1991), Cinderella (1994), Variété (1996) and Elizabeth (2006).

Limited seating; by reservation only: rsvp@ied.it.

An event on the Secret Florence | Estate Fiorentina 2017 programme on occasion of Pitti Uomo 92.