dance me to the end of love (2003, 2005)

"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin. Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in. Lift me like an olive branch be my homeward dove. Dance me to the end of love."
 

In October 2003 Theatre du Pif collaborated with Scottish choreographer Alan Greig (X Factor Scotland) to produce Dance Me to the End of Love.  The production drew its inspiration from Nobel prize winner for literature Hermann Hesse's famous novel 'Siddhartha' and the songs of Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. 

Fusing elements of theatre and dance with live music, the show chronicles the quest of a young man, Siddhartha, for the conquest of suffering and fear.  Siddhartha's journey leads him through the temptations of luxury and wealth, the delights of sensual love and the sinister threat of death-dealing snakes towards the fulfillment of his destiny as a ferryman guided by the all-knowing voice of the running river.  In this visually stunning production, the story of Siddhartha is counter balanced by the poetic and haunting songs of one of popular music's greatest wordsmiths Leonard Cohen.

The production was revived in 2005 with Malaysian dancer Aman Yap taking over the roles previously performed by Alan Greig.  It played to sell out audiences at the Sha Tin Town Hall.   

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