Charge is inspired by energy – human, bio medical, solar, elemental and atmospheric.
Developing on themes explored in Scattered (2009) and Broken (2013) about our relationship with water and the Earth, Charge is the third and final episode of Kevin Finnan’s extraordinary ‘Earth Trilogy’, reflecting his preoccupation with the human condition and our relationship with the world we live in.
After opening at Warwick Arts Centre from the 4th – 7th October 2017, the production will go on to tour extensively, with the first tour already fully booked in 21 venues across the UK and Europe. Charge will continue to tour throughout 2018 and beyond, with new dates added regularly. The initial tour list will be published on our website in early 2017 – so look out for Charge in a theatre near you!
Charge will use our trademark fusion of dance-circus, athletic contact work, digital imagery and extraordinary set design to create a magical world onstage, bringing to life cell division and organic composition, weather patterns, energy storage and humans as energy manipulators.
Artists and scientists working together
Science will be at the heart of the artistic practice, informing and shaping the content of the production. To support the creative and choreographic process, we are working with Professor Frances Ashcroft and her research team from The University of Oxford on the role of electricity in the human body.
“Charge is an incredible collaboration between artists and scientists. Bringing multiple disciplines together to create one piece of work is really exciting for me. I find the science behind the show fascinating and I want to use my inspiration from this to create a show for audiences to enjoy – but which also makes them think about the role energy plays in our lives.” Kevin Finnan