YAYAYA AYAYAY – Ultimate Dancer + Robbie Thomson

Sat Mar 09 - 7:00pm

YAYAYA AYAYAY – Ultimate Dancer + Robbie Thomson

A choreographic and multi-sensory journey into the complex nature of both emotional and physical darkness.

Challenge your perceptions and immerse yourself in a sensory performance that teases your imagination. YAYAYA AYAYAY is an ultra-terrestrial temporary dance proclaiming the historic chant: tnahc cirotsih eht gnimialcorp ecnad yraropmet lairtserret-artlU

A vision of a giant or an alien with a message; Ultimate Dancer and Robbie Thomson bring discoveries from the dark places. Expect a neo-ancient display of natural-high inducing lights, sounds and trippy ritual dances.

In 2015, Ultimate Dancer went into a darkness retreat for five days – a purpose-built room isolated from all light and sound. Ceremonial darkness as a shamanic tool is a classical method for accessing vibrant unconscious and super-conscious states. The experience was deeply transformative; at times hallucinogenic, emotionally moving, physically painful and has thoroughly inspired the creation of YAYAYA AYAYAY.

Warning: This performance uses stroboscopes and other extreme effects (complete darkness). It may not be suitable for children, pregnant women or people with epilepsy.

Presented by Submerge at Arnolfini.
YAYAYA AYAYAY was originally funded by Creative Scotland and ‘AMPS’ – a commission from Jerwood Charitable Foundation / Nick Anderson. Further support from: Tramway, The Work Room, Gessnerallee Zurich, Dance Base Edinburgh, and Movement Research New York and Live Collision.Choreography/Concept/Performance: Louise Ahl/Ultimate Dancer
Sound/Light/Performance: Robbie Thomson
Costume: Zephyr Liddell
Dramaturgy: Jo Bannon



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