Presented by Dancehouse
When a dancer teams up with a bodybuilder, expect a show with real muscle – literally. Maximum is a duet between a female contemporary dancer and a male professional bodybuilder, in which the unlikely duo performs a series of movement tasks and intense acts of physical endurance.
Maximum reveals subtle truths about the nature of human physicality, as dance and bodybuilding collide under sweltering lighting with a throbbing soundtrack. This is a work of extremes and contrasts: big and small, heavy and light, hard and soft; all unravelling to highlight the ability of two different bodies to achieve unity through performance…and a lot of sweat.
Choreographer & Performer: Natalie Abbott
Performer: Donny Henderson-Smith
Sound Designer & Performer: Daniel Arnott
Lighting Designer: Matthew Adey
Dramaturge: Matthew Day
Image: Gregory Lorenzutti
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