Umanoove presents The Knot

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Umanoove, under the artistic direction of Dutch-born choreographer Didy Veldman, has announced a new dance production for 2018, The Knot, to be performed at Jerwood DanceHouse, DanceEast in Ipswich on 9 February and G Live, Guildford on 14 February, ahead of a UK tour in the autumn.

The Knot examines the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. Dane Hurst and Mathieu Geffré return to Umanoove having both performed in The Happiness Project, the production that launched the company in 2016, joined by Oihana Vesga Bujan, Oliver Chapman, Sara Harton, Angela Venturini and Jacob Lang.

Stravinsky's Les Noces (The Wedding) is intertwined with new music by London and Paris-based British composer Ben Foskett. Lighting design is by Ben Ormerod, a regular collaborator of Veldman, and set and costume design is by Joana Dias.