European Night of Museums 2019

Saturday 18th May 2019

What's On

We welcome Nomoi, the Italian contemporary music ensemble that performed at London Canal Museum for Museums at Night in May 2017 and May 2018. The 2019 show will be a new performance of electro-accoustic music and dance in the atmospheric surroundings of the London Canal Museum

The Dream of Sand/Il Sogno di Sabbia

Concert and dance performance

Nomoi Ensemble performancePrimordial sounds obtained from the strings of the guitar and filtered in the reconstruction of an electronic environment designed to draw and describe a landscape made of sand. It moves with the wind changing appearance and brings with it the change of life witnessing its progress.

The sand is similar to the female universe.

Walking on the sand and sinking in it, metaphorically, our dynamic root appears as a regression, the desire to return to the protective, safe and regenerating environment in which we lived before we were born.

The dream made of sand, is to turn to memory, a reflection on the transience of things and a projection of our human dimension that yearns for a renewed ability to live in the present, in the perspective of a lucid and balanced detachment towards regrets and melancholy.

Starting from dancers covered by a blanket of sand, the composition danced for three elements explores the concept of discovery and release from bonds.

The action develops through a circular configuration of the space: the bodies rotate around their axis and move along a shared orbit, integrating in a synergistic way in a dance of duration that wants to hypnotize and engage the viewer. The choreography does not flatten out on a univocal interpretation of a periodic motion, but consists of various layers coming from known and unconscious dimensions.

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Ticket Prices

Adult £8.00, Concessions £6.00.


Nomoi Contemporary EnsembleThe performance will start at 1930. Doors will be open from 1830 and there will be a cash bar before and after the performance. The performance lasts about 70 minutes. There will be a short interval during the performance.

How to book

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Licensed Bar

A licenced bar will be available selling beer, wine and soft drinks before and after the performance and during the interval.

The Ensemble

Noṃi - Italian Contemporary Ensemble

Music written by Rosolino Di Salvo


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