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Homo Irrationalis by Karol Cysewski     

Homo Irrationalis by Karol Cysewski Performed by three smart yet idiotic male dancers, Homo Irrationalis is a physical and funny mission to discover if we still wise and intelligent Homo Sapiens, or are we becoming Homo Irrationalis, displaying ever more erratic and irrational behaviours?

Homo Irrationalis (Latin: “irrational human”) is a recently discovered new branch of the current dominant species Homo Sapiens (Latin: “wise human”). Through evolutionary adaptation, Homo Irrationalis beings have lost the ability to be sapient (thinking or wise), and so are locked into ever more erratic, unexplainable and irrational behaviours.

Three brilliant and unconventional researchers invite you to join a presentation on the evolutionary development of Homo Irrationalis. Through movement, projection and irreverent humour, they will take you on a journey from single cell organisms to “thinking human” and beyond. The aim is to examine the nature and degree of saturation of Homo Irrationalis within the population. Research suggests this new species could make Homo Sapiens extinct by the end of this century.

Are you one of these new hominoid beings, or are you still sapient? Is Homo Irrationalis a progressive or regressive evolutionary development? And are the researchers themselves still “wise humans”, or have they too become “irrational” beings?

Choreographer: Karol Cysewski
Performers: Chris Owen, Hugh Stanier, Ygal Tsur
Music: Sion Orgon
Costumes: Angharad Matthews
Consultant/ adviser: Deborah Light
Photography: John Collingswood
Graphics/ print design: Marc Heatley
Producer: Laura H Drane

Supported by Arts Council of Wales, and Chapter, Ballet Cymru, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Chapter, Cardiff: Friday 11 Sept 2015 (8pm) and Saturday 12 Sept 2015 (4pm)

Booking and info: and 029 2030 4400

And touring to Aberystwyth, Harlech and Newport in November 2015:
4 November - Aberystwyth Arts Centre and 01970 62 32 32
6 November - Theatr Harlech and 01766 780667
11 November - Riverfront, Newport and 01633 656757 (Discover Dance festival)

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