WITHIN THIS DUST at the Ustinov Studio

Powerful five-star dance performance based on 9/11 photographs


Ustinov Studio, Wednesday 22 January

WITHIN THIS DUST is the powerful and inspiring dance performance from Dundee-based dance company Shaper/Caper, who make their first visit to the Ustinov Studio this Spring. This beautiful cinematic dance performance was inspired by photographer Richard Drew’s iconic ‘Falling Man’ images – startling photographs of one of the victims falling from the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks, images which later featured in a documentary film.

Developed by award-winning choreographer and the company’s artistic director, Thomas Small, WITHIN THIS DUST includes three live dance works blended with animation and survivors’ accounts, balancing movement and subtle storytelling to explore themes of loss, survival and humanity.

The work is performed within a backdrop of almost 3,000 pieces of white paper that symbolize the lives lost that day, and serve as a dynamic, ever-changing landscape to evoke memories from the day. It was recently presented to sold out audiences at the 9/11Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City.

★★★★★ “Poignant and evocative” Across the Arts

★★★★★ “I had tears pouring down my face” The Scotsman

★★★★★ “Evocative, subtle” The Skinny

★★★★★ “A powerful and moving tribute” ReviewsHub 

WITHIN THIS DUST is at the Ustinov Studio on Wednesday 22 January at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

View the WITHIN THIS DUST trailer here – www.vimeo.com/225849778