Avant Garde are inventing an effortlessly stylish dance theatre all of their own. In The Bunker Thing they created one of those unforgettable experiences that remind you why you loved theatre in the first place.
(Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director, The Place)
This site-specific, multi-media work makes imaginative use of an atmospheric East London bunker to explore notions of societal suppression.
In the hands of AG the underground maze of rooms and passageways presents an opportunity to create a captivating new world of phantasmagoria. This is an interactive, gritty realm where sub-cultures thrive and the spectator becomes part of the spectacle. Each audience member has a different experience but all get a taste of exquisite movement, surreal visual imagery and a pitch perfect soundtrack.
Director: Tony Adigun
Assistant Director: Sara Gordon
Visuals: As Described
Dancers: Sara Gordon, Zamira Mummery, Lisa Hood, Jack Regan, Jasmin Saulo, Botis Seva, Lex Milczarek, Ricardo Jakewolf Messi Xampion, Dwaine White, Lucciano Blair, Rio Guthrie, Kiel Ewan, Ruby Laurent Smart.
Narration: Inua Ellams
Producer: Polly Ridsbridger, East London Dance
The Bunker Thing is adaptable to unusual spaces.
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The Bunker Thing was made with investment from Grants for the Arts, East London Dance & Big Dance
2010 Invited to be performed at British Dance Edition 2012
Carmen Klammer, Jason Torres
June 6, 2021