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Brutality of Fact (trio)

Choreography Marie-Gabrielle Rotie

Performers: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie, Pei-Jen Tsai, Yuan Zhang (Eleni Edipidi)

Original Sound and Assistant Direction: Nick Parkin

Costume: Rotie

Lighting: Karen Norris


The choreography, takes inspiration from ‘Triptych: Studies for figures at the base of a crucifixion’ 1944 by Francis Bacon.

Three bodies are isolated in cages of light, taking on an almost alien quality, conjuring unfamiliar images that are both beautiful and grotesque.


Commissioned by The Place Theatre for the inaugural Place Prize, Sponsored by Bloomberg.


Past Touring Dates

The Place Theatre semi-finals for The Place Prize,

The Royal Opera House- Linbury Studio Theatre for Firsts, curated by Deborah Bull and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Trinity Laban, London


Press Review


 'All postures had a particular resonance that brought their own sense of horror at the sight of unspeakable torment. From the sparse vocal sounds to the clarity in movement shapes of contortion, balance and flow it was evident that Rotie had a clear vision and the specific compositional tools to render this extraordinary work.'  

                                  Thea Barnes/ 2004

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