Over the past few months my creative output has mostly been channeled into working on the latest production for Rosie Kay Dance Company.
There is Hope explores faith, belief, ritual, and the confines and claustrophobia of an international cast of incredible performers and musicians. As they journey through a universe of heavens, hells and purgatories – worlds of beauty and of the bizarre – expect humour, black comedy, athletic performances and, in true Rosie Kay style, some unexpected and extraordinary moments of dance and theatre.
For this work I’ve been composing fixed music to complement the incredible live musicians Chris Mapp, Sam Wooster and Mike Hurley who are on stage performing a structured improvisation for the duration of the production. There Is Hope has been an exciting if challenging production to work on and has developed into a truly incredible show.
The premiere is this Wednesday 3rd October at the Patrick Centre in Birmingham. The autumn tour dates follow.
There is Hope National Tour 2012
Wednesday 3rd October World Premiere DanceXchange, Birmingham
Thursday 4th October DanceXchange, Birmingham
Thursday 11th October Winchester Theatre Royal
Tuesday 16th October Jersey Arts Centre
Saturday 27th October Lemon Tree (Aberdeen City Moves Festival)
Friday 9th November Dance East, Ipswich
Saturday 10th November Dance East, Ipswich
Friday 16th November Barnsely Civic
Thursday 22nd November Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tuesday 27th November Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton
Spring 2013 dates to follow including Midlands Arts Centre (mac) and Warwick Arts Centre.
I’ll post some audio samples in due course!