About Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B

The unclassifiable Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble le ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen.

Inspired by the music of Gustav Mahler and the time her lived in, Platel draws parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe.

Platel's regular collaborator, Steven Prengles, uses African polyphonic chants, cowbells and the sounds of sleeping animals to create a surprising soundscape, and visual artist Berlinde De Bruyckere sculpts the startling image of the bodies of dead horses, piled up in a jumbled heap. This is a dance of life and death.

Music: dancers sing live on stage. No musicians.

Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B Performance Dates & Times

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Who's it suitable for?

No under 5’s. The set includes sculptures of dead horses piled onstage.

The Venue

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Where is Nicht Schlafen - Les Ballet C de la B?

Rosebery Avenue London EC1R 4TN
  • Nearest Bus stop: Rosebery Avenue 19, 38, 341. Upper Street 4, 43, 56, 153. Pentonville Road 30, 205, 214, 394, 476
  • Parking: Bowling Green Lane (8mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: Rosebery Avenue N19, N38, N41, 341. Upper Street 43. Pentonville Road 205, 214, N73
  • Nearest Tube: Northern
  • Directions:

    (5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

  • Nearest Station: King's Cross St Pancras

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible