About Neon Dance
Neon Dance is an internationally recognised dance company that produces exciting, collaborative work for the stage and screen. Collaboration is at the heart of every Neon Dance production with the company creating work designed for a diverse range of spaces; from intimate theatre venues to large-scale festivals.
“ Free and uplifting, evocative and genuinely moving — The Scotsman
What makes our behaviour uniquely human?
Taking inspiration from the work of Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty and Kindness), ‘Empathy’ reflects on what influences us to empathise with others.
Touching and emotionally charged, 5 dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one other as they navigate through an entangled web of behaviour. Empathy’ is a 60-minute dance work featuring both live and recorded sound.
Choreography | Concept – Adrienne Hart
Dance Artists – Annapaola Leso | David Lloyd | Aoi Nakamura | Carys Staton | Ygal Tsur
Music – Mads Brauer & Casper Clausen (Efterklang) | Shahzad Ismaily | Gyda Valtysdottir
Set – Numen
Costume – Ana Rajcevic
Research support – Professor Simon Baron Cohen
Funding & Support – Arts Council Southwest | Royal Opera House | Pavilion Dance South West | Swindon Dance | Uferstudios | Central Saint Martins (University of Arts London)
Sponsorship – LaserAnimation SOLLINGER (Germany)