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UK Premiere

“Such was the power of madness, announcing man’s senseless secret –
that the lowest point of his fall is also his first”
Michel Foucault

Starving Dingoes portrays the urgency to live, furiously and passionately. Five dancers, using the body and its language, race to explore the vital and sometimes brutal necessity to stay together to survive.  Facing them a cohort of grand, obsessive beasts, primitive and bestial like the music that supports them.

The piece explores our potential reactions to a dysfunctional element of the group; posing the question should they either repair it or sacrifice it in order to save the whole?

Starving Dingoes plunges the audience into the dreamworld of childhood – that of regained freedom, poetry, brutality and violence. Observing both the smallness and the depth of humanity without artifice, with a smirk, forgetting time and simply quenching the hunger for life.

Because death, you know, is just around the corner.


Choreographer / Director: Léa Tirabasso

Producer: Vasanthi Argouin

Administrator: Sousana Eang

Dancers: Catarina Barbosa, Laura Patay, Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Alistair Goldsmith, Laura Lorenzi

Composer: Johanna Bramli & Ed Chivers

Lighting and Set Designer: Nicolas Tremblay and Thomas Bernard

Scientific Advisor: Simone Niclou, Aleksandra Gentry-Mahara

Philosophy Advisor: Thomas Stern

Animal Transformation Coach: Gabrielle Moleta

Key Information


10 February 2022


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome