Anatomy of an Afternoon

Presented by Sydney Festival

The enigmatic allure of Nijinsky’s legendary ballet, The Afternoon of a Faun, is reborn for a new century by choreographer Martin del Amo.

Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Multi-award winning solo dancer Paul White navigates a dream-like landscape full of hidden dangers and secret pleasures, a kinetic combustion of animalistic grace and menace. Visceral and poetic, this contemporary, intimate dance work is performed to Mark Bradshaw’s haunting live score. Anatomy of an Afternoon is a unique collaboration tapping the same power and radical spirit of the original Ballets Russes masterpiece exactly a century ago.

Concept and Direction Martin del Amo
Choreography Martin del Amo and Paul White
Dancer Paul White
Composer Mark Bradshaw
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Produced by Performing Lines

PREMIERE: Sydney Festival
Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
9 – 16 January 2012

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