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A legendary piece of iconoclastic dance returns. Does the piece still stand up?

Plus: tin-ear Flamenco from Sadler’s Wells and deft circus choreography from Cirkopolis

28 February 2015

9:00 AM

28 February 2015

9:00 AM

What the Body Does Not Remember

Touring, until 20 March

Flamenco Festival

Sadler’s Wells, until 1 March


Peacock Theatre, until 28 February then touring until 11 April

Funny how things turn upside-down with time. A work of contemporary dance that made an iconoclastic splash decades ago is revived today, exactly as it was, as if it were a museum piece. Yet more long-standing dance traditions — such as flamenco and circus — are constantly being remodelled.

The contemporary work is that legendary 1987 invention of Eurocrash by the Belgian dance-inventor Wim Vandekeybus, What the Body Does Not Remember.

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