Puzzle Creature

A multi-disciplinary dance work from Neon Dance

Barriers between artist and audience are removed in Puzzle Creature, an immersive dance experience by Neon Dance. Forget your mundane everyday and step inside an inflatable dome, to be transfixed by performers wearing intriguing artefacts, moving to an evocative new score featuring integrated British and Japanese Sign Language.

Featuring objects by artist Ana Rajcevic, and inspired by the death-eluding architecture designs of Arakwara and Madeline Gins, director Adrienne Hart has collaborated with three exceptional dance artists to create this compelling piece.

Accompanied by a newly commissioned score for eight speakers by composer Sebastian Reynolds, this unique performance combines British and Japanese Sign Language and audio description alongside the music.

Step inside Puzzle Creature and join us for what will be a transformative experience.

Ages 14+ (Under 18’s to be accompanied by an adult)

This is a standing Colston Hall Presents show.

For important information regarding accessibility at this event, please see below.

Creative Team

Concept and Direction – Adrienne Hart
Choreography – Adrienne Hart in collaboration with dance artists
Dance Artists – Maren Fidje Bjørneseth; Moo Kim; Aoi Nakamura
Set Design – Numen / For Use 
Costume & Artefacts – Ana Rajcevic
Original Score – Sebastian Reynolds 
Lighting Design – Nico de Rooij; Djana Covic
British Sign Language – Jemima Hoadley; Deepa Shastri
Japanese Sign Language – Chisato Minamimura
Audio Description – Louise Fryer

Accessibility & Touch Tours

Part of this performance will be in a dome-like immersive environment for both audience and performers. The dome has a zipper on the side, which acts as access and egress.

We can accommodate individuals who need to sit during the performance however there is a limited capacity, please contact the box office if you require a seat.

We can only accommodate one wheelchair per performance, please contact the box office if you need to book this wheelchair space.

In terms of additional access needs we can provide audio description and BSL has been integrated into the performance.

Should you require any further information or requirements please contact the box office on 0117 2034040 or e-mail hello@bristolbeacon.org

Touch Tours

Free touch tours will be taking place each night for ticket holders with visual impairments ahead of the main performance of Puzzle Creature, facilitated by Jemima Hoadley, Access Co-ordinator for Neon Dance. If you would like to attend, please email  hello@bristolbeacon.org for more information and to confirm your attendance.

Touch Tour Times:
Thursday: 8.15pm – 8.45pm (performance start 9pm)
Friday: 7.15pm – 7.45pm (performance start 8pm)

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