Urban Bodies is a documentation of the imaginative, immersive performance Willi Dorner brought to the City as part of the London Festival of Architecture in June.
Dorner’s group of brightly dressed dancers, performers and free runners from London travelled through the City from Principal Place to the Barbican, creating a moving chain of temporary physical interventions and contortions. This exhibition documents their incredible journey in which the troupe intertwined and stacked their bodies in doorways, arches, alcoves, alley ways and gaps in public buildings, exploring the relationship between bodies and urban space.
Curators: Szandra Mile / Benjamin O’Connor / Amy Till
Concept, choreography: Willi Dorner
Photography: Lisa Rastl
Film: Jon Fairey
Design: Ivo Alvarez Design
Supported by Brookfield Properties, Culture Mile and the City of London Corporation
Culture Mile is a corner of London’s working capital, where creativity is fast becoming the most valuable currency. The Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London, together with the City of London Corporation, are leading the animation of the whole neighbourhood with imaginative collaborations and events. Culture Mile brings commerce and culture together in a wealth of creativity.
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