Following the success of Yesterday in 2008, award-winning choreographer Jasmin Vardimon returns to Exeter to present her latest large-scale production Justitia.
This gripping courtroom dance drama exploring the justice system, the production is at Exeter Northcott on Tuesday and Wednesday October 20 and 21.
For Justitia (from the Roman Goddess of Justice), Vardimon delves into the justice system, inviting the audience on an investigative journey to unravel the multiple truths concealed behind a gripping crime story.
Theatrically staged on a revolving set, the audience will witness the action from different perspectives – at the crime scene, in the court house, inside an intimate group therapy room – revealing new realities as a series of secrets unfold. For this narrative-based piece, Vardimon has collaborated with award-winning playwright Rebecca Lenkiewicz (whose plays include Her Naked Skin and The Night Season, both at the National Theatre) to produce an original script. Justitia received its premiere in March 2007.
Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells, Jasmin Vardimon is renowned for her uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style combining physical theatre, strong characterisation, innovative technologies and dance. Prior to her dance career, Vardimon worked as a psychological ‘interviewer’, and her experience and skills prove to be a driving force in her creative work, revealing keen observations of human behaviour. With sharp instincts and provocative daring, her work features beautifully detailed movement, dark humour and engaging drama.
(all images by Ben Harries @Jamsin Vardimon Company)