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Thu 29 Sep–Sun 2 Oct 2022 20:00-21:00

Prehension Blooms

Bristol Beacon Foyer

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A dance in a lycra suit jumping in the air

Neon Dance presents Prehension Blooms, an interactive contemporary dance show that incorporates world-class performers, immersive sound design and music and the latest in AI robotic technology.

Prehension Blooms explores relationships and themes of companionship and loneliness; set in a distant future and ancient past – an alien world of sand where robot creatures lurk underfoot.

Conceived by choreographer and director Adrienne Hart, acclaimed for her previous Neon Dance works (Empathy, Puzzle Creature) Prehension Blooms features specially made, insect-like robots, named by the team as ‘hōki-mon’ (rake monsters), designed and built by Bristol Robotics Lab in collaboration with award-winning visual artist Ana Rajcevic.

The weave of dance and movement between the hōki-mon, dancers and the audience is presented with an original score by composer Sebastian Reynolds, whose cinematic, electronic soundscapes help transport audiences to another time and place.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Supported by PRS Foundation

Unreserved seated event

Ages: 10+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19:30
Start Time: 20:00


This event is supported by PRS Foundation

New music supported by Renishaw


Prehension Blooms – Episode 1

The first in a series of behind-the-scenes videos by Tom Schumann documenting Neon Dance’s new work, Prehension Blooms

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