Janis Claxton’s Humanimalia at Trestle Arts Base, St Albans

UNIVERSAL themes inherent in all primates are revealed through a revealing journey of submission, dominance, repression and revelation in Humanimalia Dance at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans next Friday, April 8.

A new work by Janis Claxton Dance with a sound score composed by Philip Pinsky, it challenges perceptions of “who’s watching who” in performance and exposes the audience to the evolutionary complicity between humans and animals.

Inspired by Claxton’s ongoing primate research and the company’s critically-acclaimed work Enclosure 44-Humans which was performed in an animal enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Humanimalia has a cast of international dancers.

It can be seen at 7.30pm at the theatre in Russet Drive and is suitable for ages 14 and upwards. Tickets at �10 for adults and �8 concessions are available from the box office on 01727 850950 or wwwe.trestle.org.uk