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Dane Hurst brings Exodus to Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dancer and choreographer Dane Hurst, a graduate of Rambert School and Central School of Ballet, returns to Dulwich Picture Gallery following two sell-out shows last year with Exodus, a new commission inspired by Winifred Knights’ The Deluge.

Capturing the experiences of the characters depicted in The Deluge and reflecting Knights’ meticulous working method, Exodus traces the movement and narratives of groups captured within The Deluge through individual vignettes to be discovered by the audience throughout the Gallery spaces. The piece culminates in an apocalyptic climax running down the Gallery’s central enfilade.

In an interview with DanceTabs, Dane describes the experience as ‘a choreographic challenge, but also an opportunity, as all the dancers benefit from being forced to travel the length of the space, allowing for the movement to adopt a different dynamic quality, thereby enhancing the experience for both the dancer and spectator’. Dane’s company includes ‘a host of recently graduated dancers from London Contemporary Dance School, Central School of Ballet and Rambert School’.

Previews are Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 September with performances on Thursday 8, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September. You can book tickets here.

You can watch highlights of Dane performing ‘Prud’hon : The Moving Body’ at the gallery last year: