Metropolis reflects on our complicated relationship with the city. We build to control, simplify, protect, but the city, much like a wild animal, resists domestication. Lost in a labyrinth, trapped in enclosed spaces, the protagonists battle to construct their personal space against an ever-changing foe they contributed to create. A cast of world class dancers builds or scatters a landscape of bricks and constantly redefines borders in their quest for comfort, security and happiness.


Metropolis is a 2013 Dance City Commission supported by Arts Council England, Greenwich Dance, Free to Fall and Kingston University.


Past performances:


23rd November 2013, Dance City, Newcastle. (WORLD PREMIERE)

6th December 2013, Rich Mix, London. (LONDON PREMIERE)

6 March 2015, Greenwich Dance, London.

12th March 2015, Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth.



Created and choreographed by:

Performers (original cast):



Set & Costume Design:

Production Manager/Lighting Design:


Renaud Wiser

Aaron Vickers, Marina Hernandez Gonzalez, Gareth Mole and Lisa Welham

David Lang

Renaud Wiser

Chris Swain

Lee Smikle (SmikleProject)

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