Response from the critics:
"It was a revelation... a statement of great humanity"
- Sarah Crompton, Guardian writer & Trustee of the Gallery
"an unusual and magical event, I walked out on such a high"
- Dance Tabs
From the audience:
"To say it was a moving experience would be such an understatement. I went home buzzing with excitement with what I had just seen and couldn't sleep." @iikkyu
"I just had to contact you about last night's wonderful performance. It was a very moving, outstanding and memorable experience" Angela
Following the success of last year's performances 'Prud'hon: The Moving Body', Dane Hurst and Company returned to the Gallery with 'Exodus', a new commission inspired by Winifred Knights’ 'work of genius’, The Deluge.
Capturing the experiences of the characters depicted in The Deluge and reflecting Knights' meticulous working method the piece traced the movement and narratives of the painting through individual vignettes to be discovered by the audience throughout the Gallery spaces. The piece culminated in an apocalyptic climax running down the Gallery’s central enfilade.
Visitors were encouraged to draw the dancers in action, capturing their own memorable moments during the piece.
To learn more about the creative mastermind behind 'Exodus', carry on reading here.