Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space.
The inspiration of pure dance, with the body released as an expressive subject in its own right detached from concerns with narrative, has been an inspiration to the artist for thirty years. He is less interested in the disciplines of traditional ballet and more in the evolution begun by Martha Graham in which the body and its relationship to the floor and gravity opened up new expressive potentials for the language of the body in motion.
Antony Gormley and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui have collaborated on three previous projects; Zero Degrees (2005); Sutra (2008) and Babel (2010) and Noetic (2014) at The Göteborg Opera.
Photo: Koen Broos