7734Jasmin Vardimon Company (UK)
26.5.2011. | 19:00h | ZKM
27.5.2011. | 19:00h | ZKM
About the Show
Part I: 55 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Part II: 50 minutes
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Jasmin Vardimon
Created with & Performed by: Luke Burrough, Tim Casson, Olga Clavel-Gimeno, Mafalda Deville, Estéban Fourmi, David Lloyd, Yunkyung Song,
Set Design: Guy Bar-Amotz & Jasmin Vardimon
Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
Sound Design: Jasmin Vardimon
Associate Sound Designer: Tom Hackley
Sound Advisors: Ohad Fishof & Shahin Afrassiabi
Costume Design: Abigail Hammond
Text: Pamela Carter
‘The photographer’s story’ is adapted by Jasmin Vardimon & Pamela Carter from the short story by Avner Shats
Dramaturgy: Nina Steiger & Guy Bar-Amotz
Rehearsal Direction: David Nondorf
Production Manager: Ben Payne
Sound Engineer: Tom Hackley
Lighting Technician: Nia Woods
Stage Technician: Alastair Kleissner
For the Jasmin Vardimon Company:
Patron: Sian Phillips CBE
Board: Suzie Leighton (Chair), Katie Normington, Nida Khayrallah, Chantelle Culshaw
Executive Producer: Ian Ross
General Manager: Rebekah Jones
Music Credits: Wagner, Alfred Schnittke, John Zorn, Wendy Carlos, Deathprod, Ben Frost, Gavin Bryars, Jazz Jamaica, Last Days, Hazard, L.Sordini, Sparklehorse, Brian Eno, VA, Christian Fennesz, Shostakovich, Lucian Cilio and Shahin Afrassiabi
Thanks to: Ben Noble at Stage Electrics, Robin Shephard-Blandy, Mark Wilsher at Set Up Scenery, RTS Textile Recyclers, The Salvation Army, Katie Bailey, Peter Hall and Avner Shats
7734 is presented in association with Brighton Dome, Sadler’s Wells, La Comète, The Hall for Cornwall, South East Dance, Take Art & Soho Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England.
7734 successfully premiered at the Brighton Dome in August 2010 and since then each performance of the british tour was a sold out event, including a series of presentations in November at the renown Sadler’s Wells. Memories and stories about the holocaust inherited from members of her family and friends who survived the horrors of the Second World War, Vardimon takes as themes which she addresses in a contemporary way to deal with violence and manipulation of power, researches into human volatility and the principles which are capable to create hell on earth.
Throughout her body of work, Jasmin has illustrated the power to grip and seduce audiences; exciting with athletic prowess, lulling through quiet beauty and tearing our emotions with a gutsy voice of intention.
Man's inhumanity to man never ceases to stun each generation. 7734 questions the human forces and weaknesses that have manufactured hell on earth whilst illuminating both our capacity for survival and the poetry of hope.
In this daring epic new production, Jasmin's visceral choreography and use of video integration dramatically combine with text, music and awe-inspiring performances by a nine-strong company of international performers. 7734 features a specially commissioned script by Soho Theatre's Pamela Carter, coupled with dramatic use of set, video and impressive music score which uses themes from Wagner, Shoshtakovich, Eno to Deathrprod.
Vardimon’s unique brand of physical dance theatre and beautifully detailed choreography is performed by an awe-inspiring company of nine international dancers, featuring specially-commissioned texts, stunning sets (a vast watch tower, flying bombs, a wind-stormed beach) and a richly emotive soundtrack.
Epic in both scale and content, this powerful, impassioned, moving and original new production triumphed with sell-out success at Sadler’s Wells London in November 2010.
About the Company:
Jasmin Vardimon Company was founded in London in 1997 and rapidly rose to become a significant element within the British dance theatre scene. The company is dedicated to the choreography of Artistic Director, Jasmin Vardimon – Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells since 2006.
Renowned for her uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style combining physical theatre, quirky characterisation, innovative technologies, text and dance, Vardimon accentuates her work with an acute observation of human behaviour. With sharp instincts and provocative daring, she has developed an individual choreographic voice, distinguished by her beautifully detailed movement, insightful humour and engaging drama. The company’s works are widely accessible through their exposure of human experience, social relevance, high quality, passion, skill and commitment.
The company tours nationally and internationally performing at high profile theatres throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
2011 sees the company touring a repertoire of three full-length works - 7734, Yesterday and Justitia - in the UK and across Europe. This year also presents the company's debut visit to the United States, at the Dance Salad Festival in Texas. The company's repertoire includes: 7734, Yesterday, Justitia, Park, Lullaby, Ticklish, Lure Lure Lure, Tête, Madame Made and Therapist.
Jasmin Vardimon is a leading force in British dance theatre. Born and raised on a Kibbutz in central Israel, she joined the Kibbutz Dance Company and in 1995 won a British Council ‘On the Way to London’ Choreography Award. She moved to London in 1997 where she founded Jasmin Vardimon Company (previously Zbang). Jasmin is an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006. Previously, she was an Associate Artist at The Place in 1998 and a Yorkshire Dance Partner from 1999–2005.
Enjoying sell-out performances across the UK and internationally, her Company’s works include: Yesterday, Justitia, Park, Lullaby, Ticklish, LureLureLure, Tête, Madame Made and Therapist. Lullaby gained Jasmin selection for the BBC documentary Dance Film Academy featuring the development of a film version of the piece (2005). Jasmin has also been commissioned to choreograph for the Royal Opera House (Tannhäuser, Dec 2010), Hellenic Dance Athens, CandoCo, WID, Bare Bones, Transitions and she curated the Dance Ballads Festival at the Oval House.
She recently developed a Higher Education programme for dancers and actors, run by her company as a Post-Graduate Diploma at Royal Holloway University London. She is the recipient of numerous awards including: the prestigious Jerwood Choreography Award (2000); the Jerwood Foundation’s ‘Changing Stages’ Award (2004); a nomination for Best Female Artist at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (2003); The London Arts Board ‘New Choreographers’ Award (1998); The Colette Littman Scholarship Award (1997); The Havatzeleth Foundation Scholarship (1997 & 1995); and the America-Israel Foundation Choreography Scholarship (1989 & 1991).
‘Theatrical gold. Piercingly powerful’
‘Moments of rare beauty and inventiveness’
‘Strong images and a propulsive physicality’
‘Excellent theatricality. Impressive moments of great poignancy and arresting imagery’