Jasmin Vardimon Continues The Premiere Tour Of Her Brand New Work Medusa.
One of the world’s leading female choreographers, Vardimon examines the gendered historical significance of Medusa; the myth, the symbolism and the philosophical idea of ‘reflection’. The new full-length production not only looks back to deconstruct the myth but will also look forward and explore her aquatic symbolism in the environmental future of our seas.
Medusa brings together the artistic team behind Vardimon’s previous creations with a remarkable multitalented international cast of performers. Jasmin Vardimon says
“Whilst eschewing a retelling of the story itself, I’m interested in the Greek myth of Medusa as an inspiration and as a metaphor to reflect on this powerful symbol of womanhood and examine its contemporary resonances and significance to the world around us.”
A leading force in British dance theatre for nearly twenty years, Jasmin Vardimon has built a reputation for challenging, exciting and visually stunning dance and continues to add to the body of critically acclaimed, artistically respected yet accessible work both for the company she formed in 1998 and for some of the leading dance companies across the world. Born and raised in Israel, she has been an Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells since 2006, Jasmin has also been recognised with the positions of Associate Artist at The Place in 1998 and at Yorkshire Dance as a Partner from 1999 – 2005. In 2014 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from University of London. In 2018 Jasmin received widespread praise for her choreography on the video for musician Paloma Faith’s single Loyal.
Enjoying sell-out performances across the UK and internationally, Jasmin Vardimon Company’s works include: Freedom (‘Breathtaking, mesmerizing and frequently thought provoking’ – South Wales Echo), 773 (‘Theatrical gold. Piercingly powerful’ – Daily Telegraph) Yesterday (‘Beautiful. A deft theatrical touch’ – The Observer), Justitia (‘Terrific – stylishly designed, vividly played’ -The Guardian), Park (‘Extraordinary… sexy and beautiful’- New Statesman), Lullaby (‘Dangerous and beautiful impassioned and remarkable’ – Daily Mail).
In 2015 Jasmin Vardimon Company collaborated with The Turner Contemporary in Margate and the architect Ron Arad and artist Guy Bar-Amotz on the critically acclaimed immersive performance Maze (”A sense of magic“ – The Guardian.) The company’s most recent work, an adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic fairy tale Pinocchio (‘Simple yet elaborate, stark but magical, Pinocchio is a pretty impressive achievement’ The Times) returned to the road this Spring and has enjoyed two critically acclaimed tours and sell out run at Sadler’s Wells since it premiered in 2016.