ZERO by Humanhood


Production ZERO

Company Humanhood


Dancers Rudi Cole and Julia Robert Pares


Choreography Rudi Cole and Julia Robert Pares

Dramaturgy Lou Cope

Lighting Design Horne Horneman

Associate Lighting Design Aiden Bromley

Sound Design Iain Armstrong

Costume Design Mark Howard




ZERO explores the relationship between memory and time, inspired by Haramein's quote: ‘Since time is distance in space, time is memory on the structure of space. Without memory, there is no time. Without time, there is no memory’.

What happens to our memory when the dimensions of time and space disappear or shift? If we started from a zero point, a place of no memories, how would we look at reality and experience life?

The piece is physical, emotive and dynamic integrating intricate lighting, surrounding sound and striking costumes to present a dream-like world that immerses the audience into a visual and sonic journey for the senses and imagination. Humanhood bring its signature movement language to the stage where the two dancers symbiotically fuse and split as matter do in nature.

Working in collaboration with Birmingham university school of physics and astrophysics, ZERO merges science and art bringing cosmology and movement to the stage. You will be transported into a new world of sound and light that comes to life.



HumanHood is a Birmingham based dance company formed in 2014 under the Artistic Direction of Rudi Cole and Julia Robert. The company creates physical and emotive productions, across the UK and internationally, exploring human behaviour and consciousness focusing on the relationship between art and the science of physics. 

We approach our creative process through collaboration, working with local and internationally acclaimed artists from the firsts stages to intrinsically fuse all elements of the work.

Previous works include award winning ‘The Masks Behind Doors’, outdoor piece ‘Nomadis’ and ‘Loose Strings’ created for SEED postgraduate company. We are associate artists at mac Birmingham.



Tuesday 10th October 2017

Wolverhampton Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SE
Tickets: £12 (Adults) £10 (Concessions) 

Thursday 12th October 2017

Déda Theatre, Derby, DE2 3GU
Tickets: £12 (Adults) £10 (Concessions) 
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Friday 13th October 2017

Lincoln Drill Hall, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
Tickets: £12 (Adults) £5 (Concessions) 
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Thursday 16th November 2017

The Patrick Centre, Birmingham, B5 4TB
Tickets: £14 (Adults) £10 (Concessions) £8 (Under 25's) 
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Friday 17th November 2017

Guildhall Theatre, Grantham, NG31 6PZ
Tickets: £10 (Adults) £8 (Concessions) £5 (Under 26's) 
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Thursday 12th April 2018

Teatro Rialto, Valencia, Spain

Wednesday 18th April 2018

The Lowry, Salford Quays

Thursday 26th April 2018

Lakeside Theatre, Colchester

Saturday 28th April 2018

DanceCity, Newcastle