Until 12 Jul

THE SPIRIT

Thibault Delferiere & New Perspectives


Part of Going Digital


The Spirit is a mesmerising, viscerally intense trilogy of performances from one of Europe’s most distinctive and radical performance artists, Thibault Delferiere.

Set to live improvisation for solo instruments (performed by Giuseppe LomeoSteve Noble and Sharon Gal), these works explore how the human spirit can develop from servitude to freedom; in an explosive vision of the birth of the artist.

The Spirit premiered at Battersea Arts Centre Thu 27 Feb – Sat 14 March 2020 as part of the Going Global season. For Going Digital, we are sharing all three live performances in full, captured on film just days before lockdown.


'The three shows that make up The Spirit are each an example of a group of live performers (musicians and a performance artist) at the top of their game bringing their highly sophisticated languages together to create an unrepeatable live event. With no script, no score and no fixed map, the artists watch, listen, read each other and build together to generate an extraordinary level of tension, feeling and movement, conjuring the spirit of a performance rather than its narrative representation.  Imagine one of Arthur Miller's great tragedies stripped of all spoken language, characters, scenes or story, leaving us with  a highly concentrated distillation of the play's beating pulse in one continuously evolving live event. Each of the three works begins with a specific  premise and the task of each performance is to push the existing world of the play up into a whole new philosophical dimension.'
Jack McNamara, New Perspectives

WATCH PART 1 >>

 

WATCH PART 2 >>

 

WATCH PART 3 >>
 

Musicians:

Part one: Giuseppe Lomeo (guitar)
Part two: Steve Noble (drums) Giuseppe Lomeo (keyboard)
Part three: Sharon Gal (voice and electronics)

'Gripping'  Reviewsgate   

'Evocative'  The Stage    

'An enthralling performer. Creating chaos and beauty' Disability Arts Online

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ACCESS INFO

All three parts of The Spirit on YouTube are fully captioned. 

Please note that Part 3 contains adult themes and nudity, and is suitable for over 18s.  

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