22 February 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre


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A young man is diagnosed with a deadly blood cancer. His only chance of survival lies deep in the marrow of a stranger’s bones. Does care and kinship extend beyond blood bonds? 

This event offers an insight into a treatment for the most dreaded forms of cancer, a treatment that is miraculous, mysterious and macabre. Integrating personal, medical and artistic perspectives, it invites reflection and discussion about mortality, morality, arts and science.

The event includes:

A performance of bloodlines, a dance-lecture featuring a soundtrack composed by blood cells and captivating visual effects.

Talks on music compositions created from scientific data and the relationship between performance and medicine

Q&A with experts in arts and medicine, a leukaemia survivor and his donor

“A very vivid sense in the dance and choreography of the patient’s helplessness, of the experience of deep illness as a sort of nightmare that takes you into mental and spiritual areas that are new” (Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4)

Presented by the Chimera Network

Event Details

22 February 2016, 19:30
Mumford Theatre
Mumford Theatre
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 students/children)
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