imperium

'my name is danius jamius coxius, commander of the armies of the north, general of the rolling pennines, loyal servant to the true emperor, marcus aurelius. father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.' 

- danius jamius coxius

imperium is a piece of contemporary performance devised in collaboration with dan cox, sanjay lago and sinead price-greene. this work explores our relationship to the concept of absolute strength.

 

using the construct of a  roman gladiator event; the three performers prepare for battle by eating their last meal, practicing their sword work and warming up the audience.

are you not entertained?!

photos by mark billingham.