Tate Britain Exhibition

Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting The Tate Britain Commission 2016

Dancers performing Historical Dances in An Antique Setting

Pablo Bronstein, Historical Dances in An Antique Setting 2016 © Pablo Bronstein. Photography © Tate 2016

In this continuous live performance, dancers move through the galleries

Pablo Bronstein is the latest in a series of celebrated British artists to create a site-specific work in response to the imposing Duveen galleries which sit at the heart of Tate Britain.

Bronstein is known for his interest in pre-20th century European design and architecture and for creating often satirical performances which fuse modern and historic elements commenting on art and its place in society.

This, his most ambitious project to date, takes inspiration from the neo-classical surroundings of the Duveen galleries and the artist’s interest in the Baroque period to create a continuous live performance. Dancers will move through the galleries interacting with architectural elements, creating a spectacle not to be missed.

Rosalie Wahlfrid (Assistant Choreographer, Rehearsal Director and Performer)


  • Irina Baldini
  • Robert Bridger
  • Savina Casarin
  • Iris Chan
  • Luke Crook
  • Typhaine Delaup
  • Gavin Eden
  • Emilia Gasiorek
  • Fred Gehrig
  • Sammuel Kennedy
  • Morrighan MacGillivray
  • Vanessa Michielon
  • Fernanda Munoz-Newsome
  • Benjamin Ord
  • Kieran Page
  • Janina Rajakangas
  • Elisabeth Schilling
  • Henoch Spinola
  • Jessie Jeanne Stinnett
  • Elisa Vassena
  • Margarita Zafrilla Olayo

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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26 April – 9 October 2016

The performance runs from 11.00 – 17.00

Supported by

Breathing new life into living sculpture

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the best Duveen Galleries commission to date

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