This Moment Now & Swan Lake II: Dark Waters

This Moment Now

Performance maker Sylvia Rimat sets out to playfully explore how we perceive time, as individuals, as audiences in a performance and on a wider scale, considering various concepts of time.

A drummer, a stage manager and a secret guest become the protagonists of the show, which utilises rhythm, dance, video and skype calls. A woman in her nineties dances to the camera, a young girl of eight talks about being fast at doing the splits and cups of tea help the audience to overcome a pause.


Inspired by conversations with specialists from mathematics/ physics, philosophy and people of different ages.


Photo Credit: Paul Blakemore

Commissioned by ICIA University of Bath.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Further support by Cambridge Junction, Chelsea Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Arnolfini and Residence.


Swan Lake II: Dark Waters


A dark, humorous portrait of a prince stranded on an island of feathers, forced to confront his loneliness and isolation once happily ever after has expired. In this reluctant spectacle, an estranged ode to the original ballet, performer Jordan Lennie fluctuates between man and creature whose grasp on reality is growing increasingly questionable.


Suitable for ages 16+, contains nudity.


Created in collaboration with all the company members

Directed by Joseph Mercier

Performed by Jordan Lennie

Lighting Designer: Ziggy Jacobs

Sound designer: Dinah Mullen

Costume & Set designer: Rachel Good

Production Manager: Hannah Moore

Producer: Clara Giraud

Photo credit: Nicola Canavan


Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Supported by Chisenhale Dance Space, Dance City, MDI, Russell Maliphant Company, Pavilion Dance South West.


25 November



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