Taylor Benjamin (Transitions 2007-2008) and Ian Garside (BA Dance Theatre 2005-2008) join seven other dancers to bring to life the story of John. After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most.
Based on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director, Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word with movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience.
Taylor was a member of Transitions Dance Company and went on to dance with Balletboyz, Upside Dance, Kompany Malkhi and 2faced Dance Company. Since finishing his studies at Trinity Laban, Ian has lived and worked internationally as a performer and teacher.
Lloyd Newson has led DV8 Physical Theatre since its inception in 1986. His work has had a dynamic impact on contemporary dance and theatre. Straddling dance, text, theatre and film, Newson’s work refuses to be defined.
JOHN will be broadcast to cinemas in the UK and internationally by NT Live on 9 December.