The Zoo

THE ZOO is a contemporary dance work inspired by Edward Albee’s play “The Zoo Story” exploring the divide between society’s middle-class and its outcasts. Driven to madness, and thereby driven to a Zoo to learn how the caged animals co-exist, our troubled man, a victim of the indifferent attitude of a decomposing society, finds himself wandering miserably, failing in yet another attempt to clinch a conversation with a fellow human being,the epitome of middle-class society. The ensuing duologue between ends in shocking tragedy. The dazzling and yet sensitive choreography by Australian, Tim Podesta, is matched by powerfully evocative performances by London-based dancers James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight. The programme also premieres a new collaboration by Pett and Clausen-Knight.