Nicholas Hytner, Katie Mitchell, Lloyd Newson.
Examining the body in physical theatre.
Parallel Voices brings to Siobhan Davies Studios many of the key dance and theatre artists of our generation in a series of five events that place dance and performance at the heart of the debate on art and culture in London. Over four evenings, three artists will discuss their passions in an open session of enquiry and debate.`
Nicholas Hytner is the Director of the National Theatre, and is an acclaimed theatre and film director in his own right. He is an Associate Director of Lincoln Center Theater, New York, and has worked also on Broadway. Recent theatre productions include 'His Dark Materials', based on the novels by Phillip Pullman, and Alan Bennett's 'The History Boys, for which he won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, and which has also been made into a film.
Katie Mitchell is one of the UK's leading theatre directors, whose recent work has included 'Dreamplay' and 'Waves' at the National Theatre. She often works with large ensembles of people, and her work shares in common with dance an interest in the physical reaction to emotion, and in what happens when words are allowed to take a back seat.
Lloyd Newson is the artistic director and choreographer for DV8 Physical Theatre, one of the most important of physical theatre companies, whose influence has reached around the globe. Recent work includes 'Just For Show', performed at the National Theatre in 2005, and his film 'The Cost of Living', which has won eleven international film awards.