Welcome to the Dance of the Deadly Sins website.
This website is a record of the creation and performance of The Dance of the Deadly Sins, produced in 2014 by Nonsuch History and Dance.
This ongoing project is based on the reconstruction of a Spanish dance play published in 1554 using historical dance and contemporary theatre techniques. It brings together performing artists from Spain and the UK, and generates workshops, classes, community performances and professional productions for future festivals and cultural events.
It was initiated at the European Association Dance Historian Conference in Seville, 2010, following research and development over the next three years, with practical workshops being held at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London with Darren Royston and performers from Nonsuch History and Dance Company.
In 2014, the project received support from the Arts Council of England. The first version of the project, in English, was performed as part of Big Dance in London, at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds University and as part of the York Early Music Festival.
This website is a collection of material used in the creation of the work, including music, costumes, dance and dramatic text, and photographs and video footage of the performances.
ADAM awaits his DESTINY.
GUIDED by the GOOD SHEPHERD he must make his JOURNEY and be TESTED in turn by each of the SEVEN DEADLY SINS.
EACH SIN HAS THE POWER
TO ENTICE HIM
AGAIN AND AGAIN
A N D