"Salvation is meticulously put together, deeply researched, and brilliantly effective...
...What begins as spectacle, transforms to a catalyst for sympathy, then empathy and ultimately self-evaluation...
...It is uncomfortable to watch."
- KEN LUDDEN, THE HUFFINGTON POST
A B O U T
‘SALVATION’ shadows the righteous path of a religious fanatic. Devoted to his Gods, possessed by the divine, tormented by his own psychological god-fearing insanities, and interrogating the beliefs of ones own moral disorders, we witness the destructive devotion of Man and the primitive cathartic desires of spiritual communication, mortification of the flesh, and transcendental awakening’s in an attempt to obtain, or relinquish Salvation.
This controversial and transgressive site specific contemporary dance theatre and live performance art concept of human suffering investigates the diverse ideologies of historical, present-day, cultural and mythical beliefs, understandings, and practices of religion through radical sacrificial rites, rituals, and obsessive worships of dogma.
C R E D I T S
George Bills & Paul Balmer
The Haxan Cloak - 'Disorder'
Bell Ringers of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Monastery - 'Holiday Ringing'
Lighting and Sound Tech:
Approx. Full Length Duration:
Approx. Extract Duration:
minimum 10 minutes/ max 30 minutes
2016 - The Place, TripSpace Projects, St. Matthew’s Bethnal Green, K5 Studio, HORRORSHOW, It's Liquid, One Dance UK. Equity.
2014 - Arts Council England, HORRORSHOW, St Mary’s Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster College, Community of Cleobury Mortimer,
The Place Choreodrome.
P E R F O R M A N C E A R C H I V E
(Follow links below for more site specific performance information)
13.05.2017 - St Laurence's Church, Ludlow, UK - FULL PERFORMANCE - CANCELLED
19.11.2016 - Jorge Jurado Gallery, Its Liquid/International Arts Expo, Bogota, Colombia - EXTRACT
07.09.2016 - Asylum Chapel, London, UK. - FULL PERFORMANCE
04.07.2016 - Venice Arts House, Its Liquid/International Arts Expo,Venice, Italy - EXTRACT
16.06.2016 - BAU International Academy, Its Liquid/International Arts Expo, Rome, Italy - EXTRACT
22.11.2015 - Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, UK - EXTRACT
28.03.2015 - The Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK - EXTRACT
08.02.2015 - Birmingham Dance Network ‘Introducing…’, ACE Dance and Music, Birmingham, UK - EXTRACT
06.12.2014 - Premiere St Mary's Church Cleobury Mortimer, UK - FULL PERFORMANCE PREMIRE