Brocade – Roberta Jean

8.30pm, Friday 8 June 2018
8.30pm, Saturday 9 June 2018
Universal Hall (Auditorium)
50 minutes, age guide 8+

Evening Ticket*: £12 / £8 u18s
* Includes Julie & Robbie, Mus Ro Faclan Ann, Evolutio and Brocade.

A show that “shook and wowed audiences at NottDance”, Brocade is a poetic response to the historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work. Created in collaboration with and performed by an exceptional ensemble of female dancers, the work features live music by Angharad Davies.

Across the stage, movement and sound are propelled along a catwalk, sewn together by the rhythmic candence of beats and jumps. Sonic textures resonate with the presence of the women forging alliances. Somewhere between a procession and a concert, this work has the precision, strength and delicacy of an intricate piece of lace.


About Roberta Jean:

Roberta Jean is a director, choreographer, dancer, singer and teacher, who synthesises these roles to make performance pieces under the name Mystery Skin. Founded in 2012, Mystery Skin produces dance and kinaesthetic works for diverse context, incorporating musical and sound design elements as well as sculptural forms. Roberta’s portfolio is centred around choreography and poetics, and she often works collaboratively with musicians and dance artists.

Roberta trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Ballet and Contemporary before widening her research field to explore historical and international performance practice, completing an MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths in 2008. She has been an artist in residence at Dance City, Dance Base, Dartington and Colina Marseille, presenting her work at British Dance Edition, Tanzmesse, Dance Umbrella, Nottdance, Greenwich Dancy Agency and Tramway Glasgow.

For more information, visit Roberta’s website.