The whole event can be seen as a proof-of-concept: proof that blurring between dance and technology has captivating consequences; proof that art can be both thematically successful and innately inclusive; proof that the concept of ‘noise’ is far vaster than a viewer may initially imagine

Samuel Nicholls, A Younger Theatre

How does NOISE feel?

Join Nua Dance for NOISE, a raw and intimate immersive performance for Deaf and hearing audiences. Take a sensory dive into different perceptions of noise inspired by the lived experiences of the performers as people who don’t conform to social norms set up by ableism and heteronormativity.

Blending the boundaries between sound and visuals, NOISE embraces the complexities of the familiar and celebrates the intensity of the physical experience. A visceral, trippy journey of self-discovery, NOISE follows the success of an interactive film version commissioned by BBC Arts and OneDance UK for Dance Passion.

As a dancer, Neus Gil Cortes was a member of Hofesh Shechter Company, National Dance Company Wales, Luca Silvestrini’s Protein and Dance WorksRotterdam. Since establishing Nua Dance in 2015, her creations have been presented across the UK, Europe and the USA. Her full-length works includecircus-dance show QUIMERA, which toured the UK in 2019 and REVERIE for the National Circus. NOISE has been devised in collaboration with dancers ChrisFonseca, Shelley Eva Haden and Tommaso Petrolo, video designer Ben Glover and sound designer Mike Winship. The interactive dance film NOISE is available to watch for free via BBC Taster

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Access information

Please note: The performance is designed for audiences to move and explore the space and there won’t be traditional seats. If you require seating, please let us know and chairs will be provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
NOISE is designed with d/Deaf audiences in mind. There is no text in the show, but sign language interpreters will be available should you need to speak to them. A sound description document will be available in advance of the show. A limited number of wearable subpacs that vibrate to the beat of the music, will be available for d/Deaf audiences on request.

Cast and Creatives

Choreographer and artistic director: Neus Gil Cortes
Devised in collaboration with the dancers:
Chris Fonseca, Shelley EvaHaden, Tommaso Petrolo
Video designer:
Ben Glover
Sound designer:
Mike Winship
Modular Light designer:
Joshie Harriette
Assistant light designer:
Matt Carnazza
Costume designer:
Rocking board build:
Nich Galzin and Patricio Forrester
Set design:
Patricio Forrester
Treacle Holasz
Rocio Chacon
Film by:
Dan Martin
Live performance trailer by
: Alice Underwood

Commissioned by The Place, Dance East. Funded by Arts Council. Sponsored by Alacran Group. Supported by Ugly Duck

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