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I AM

MAU

Stunning work, exploring the legacy of the First World War and the seismic impact the conflict had around the world.

Following his acclaimed performances of Tempest: Without a Body and Birds with Skymirrors during Festival 2010, Lemi Ponifasio returns with another stunning work, exploring the legacy of the First World War and the seismic impact the conflict had around the world.

Through an intoxicating mix of extreme physicality, poetic movement, striking imagery and a dynamic interplay of light and darkness, I AM takes inspiration from artist Colin McCahon's groundbreaking painting Victory over Death 2, exploring identity, conflict and the power of art to transform and elevate us in counterbalance to the horrors wrought by war.

New Zealand's most innovative international contemporary dance and theatre company, led by one of the most distinctive choreographers working today, MAU tackle issues of politics, race, tradition and mythology through a dynamic combination of ideas and influences, performed by a community of dancers drawn from all walks of life.

A co-production by Festival d'Avignon, Ruhrtriennale – International Festival of the Arts, the Edinburgh International Festival and Auckland Arts Festival

Please note this performance contains nudity.

both Tempest: Without a Body and Birds with Skymirrors touched viewers in a very deep and unexpected way, and I for one will never forget them

The Scotsman, Festival 2010

physically extraordinary and imaginatively charged

The Guardian, Festival 2010

Lemi Ponifasio Choreography, concept, design and direction

MAU

16-17 August 2014

  • Edinburgh Playhouse (Show on map)
  • 1hr 50mins approx
  • £10 - £32*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring.