NoGravity Dance Company at Beijing’s National Centre for Performing Arts

Divine Comedy Trilogy: Inferno, Cantica, Paradiso

A ring of brightly lit bodies hangs suspended above the stage of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). A lone dancer writhes and wriggles his way across the circle in which he is encased, launching off one body, spinning in mid-air and landing securely with a soft bump at the next. The framing shape changes and it is as though this twisting solo dancer is stuck inside a human kaleidoscope; his survival depends upon his ability to adapt as the bodies around him move. This is NoGravity Dance Company with their Divine Comedy Trilogy inspired by Dante’s Inferno, which is referenced in voiceovers between scenes.

Click here to read the full longer review as published by Bachtrack.com in September 2015

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