Kristin McGuire © Studio McGuire / Nikki Rummer © Camilla Greenwell

An evening of physical performance with Kristin McGuire and Nikki Rummer

Absolutely Cultured proudly presented an evening of physical performance in partnership with the University of Hull.

The event was part of a series of pilots over the coming year, which aim to offer more opportunities to experience dance and physical performance in Hull.

Acting as a double bill, each evening featured two shows; “Triptych” by Hull-based artist Kristin McGuire and “Unbroken” by Nikki Rummer, one half of duo Nikki & JD.

“Triptych” was a series of three short choreographies that explore pole dance as an art form, which requires a great deal of sensuality, physical strength, balletic elegance and gymnastic grace. The performance incorporated mapped projections that evolved as the dance progressed across the performance area.

This piece was performed by Kristin McGuire whose professional dance career spans more than 20 years of performing and choreographing for an eclectic range of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil and Mark Bruce Company

“Unbroken” was the debut solo performance by physical theatre and circus artist, Nikki Rummer, on tour in autumn 2021 and spring 2022. One bittersweet Christmas, three generations of the Rummer family are summoned home for one last gathering. Combining her talent for storytelling and her unique movement language inspired by her acrobatics, gymnastics and capoeira practice, Rummer told a very personal story with universal resonance. Click here to check out her interview on “Unbroken”

There was be a post-show artist talk following the second night performance, featuring both Nikki Rummer and Kristin McGuire, along with Absolutely Cultured’s CEO and Artistic Director, Stephen Munn.

To shape future pilot projects, audiences were invited to share their views and feedback on their experience of the show.

31 May & 1 June 2022

The Donald Roy Theatre, The Gulbenkian Centre, The University of Hull, HU6 7RX

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