Darren Johnston

Zero Point

25 - 27 May 2017 / 19:45

Zero Point represents a new direction for British choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist Darren Johnston. He explores the intersection of the spiritual and the scientific with minimalism and simplicity inspired by his time spent in Kochi, Japan.  Creating a seamless fusion between visual arts, theatre and dance he merges choreography with architectural projections and an ambient score by electronic music pioneer Tim Hecker

Performed by an ensemble of Japanese dancers, including ballet dancer Hana Sakai, their physicality and range of movement within the light sculptures echo the paradoxes between technology and tradition in Japanese culture.

With the additional visceral power of the frequencies of Tim Hecker’s soundscape, a metaphor for consciousness, the experience is illusory and immersive.

Strobe lights are used during this performance.

1 hour 10 mins/no interval

Age guidance 12+

26 May
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

Supported by


Presented by the Barbican

Co-commissioned by the Barbican, Museum of Art, Kochi and Perth International Arts Festival

Image ©Darren Johnston