In Praise of Folly

In Praise of Folly by Athina Vahla, Photography by Dee Conway 2005

A rich and evocative piece of dance theatre, inspired by the intrigues of Renaissance art. In Praise Of Folly is pervaded by a powerful sense of beauty, coupled with a constant potential for destruction. Dark and intimate imagery, haunting movements and disquieting music make for an atmospheric performance.

… a dream’s fuzzy surreality and yet a singular clarity of intent.
- Sunday Telegraph on Labyrinth

Athina Vahla recently worked with us in a special project with Greenwich Dance Agency (GDA) to create an installation at the Borough Hall in Greenwich. Her work is epic in scale, creating evocative environments for the performers and audience to inhabit and explore. She has an interdisciplinary approach, working with a variety of collaborators across different media. Her new show Wrestling An Angel has recently taken place in London.

Production Details

  • Year: 2005
  • Choreography: Athina Vahla
  • Lighting Design: Mickey Mannion
  • Designer: Gail Sneddon
  • Sound Artist: Wajid Yaseen