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September 2019 highlights at the Barbican

September highlights

SEPTEMBER theatre and dance highlights at the Barbican include:

Boy Blue – REDD – in the Barbican Theatre from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, October 5.

Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue follow the international triumph of Blak Whyte Gray with a Barbican commission and world premiere, REDD, about those irreversible moments in life and how they can affect people in different ways.

All life is balance. With happiness and light must come darkness. Audiences are invited to take a leap into the void, as nine dancers begin an introspective journey exploring how, after trauma, inner peace may be found.

Intrigued by how the mind seeks to put things in order (from the Gaelic verb ‘redd’), Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante and Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy contrast a lo-fi hip-hop score with powerful choreography in this new dance theatre work.

And as part of Life Rewired:

Guerilla Science – Flavour Feast – Eat Yourself Better – on Level G on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 from 12 – 5pm.

Can we always trust our gut? Flavour Feast – Eat Yourself Better is a free, drop-in interactive installation in which audiences watch or participate in playful edible experiments designed to trick taste, touch, smell and sight. Invited to sample the delectable concoctions, they experience a multisensory insight into flavour perception and the complex relationship between stomach microbiome and brain.

With scientists and researchers on hand to answer questions, Flavour Feast’s pop-up party for the senses reveals facts and facilitates debate about eating habits, sustainability and the future of food – a topic that affects the health of everyone and the planet.

The Open Air Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar continues in the Barbican Theatre until August 24, 2019.