Still by Nigel Charnock. Photography by Hugo Glendinning, 2008

In the piece Still audiences get the chance to experience a very theatrical style of contemporary dance.

Still is anything but. Nigel Charnock’s patchwork of ideas takes the dancers in a constant whirl guided by his eclectic choice of music. There are microphones and music boxes, knickers and bondage, love and death.

The DV8 founding member and dance maverick kidnaps dancers and audiences alike into a world of love and lust, addiction and obsession – using his unique blend of morbid irony, furious entertainment and black comedy.

Nigel said:

“Still is a chaotic, wild, seriously funny piece about love and loss–a celebration of life and death written with bodies without limits.”

Watch an insight into the making of Still:

Production Details

  • Year: 2008
  • Choreography: Nigel Charnock
  • Lighting Design: Chris Copland
  • Costume Buyer: Shanti Freed
  • Audio: Music by kind permission: Underworld, The Doors, JS Bach, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Leonard Cohen, The Field, The Voices of Walter Schumann, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jane Siberry, Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Jewel Kilcher