AMALA DIANOR / JACOBSSON & CALEY / MERCE CUNNINGHAM
DU: THE FUTURE BURSTS IN*
“An uproarious choreographic crescendo”
Financial Times on Sounddance
This galvanizing triple bill celebrates four choreographers known for pushing their own frontiers of contemporary dance.
Somewhere in the middle of infinity, a radiant trio by Senegal-born Amala Dianor, reveals serene yet powerful encounters derived from a 21st-century meeting of African, hop-hop and contemporary styles.
The second half of the program features CCN-Ballet de Lorraine in tribute to the Cunningham Centennial. Jacobsson and Caley present a reimagined piece based on a once-lost 1944 work, Four Walls. Retaining John Cage’s piano score, For Four Walls features 24 dancers performing new choreography inside a mirrored space. The program concludes with the unpredictability and riotous dynamism of Cunningham’s 1975 classic, Sounddance.
* “The future bursts in” The Observer 1964, on Cunningham’s first London performances
A Dance Umbrella production in partnership with the Royal Opera House
Amala Dianor is supported by the Institut français as part of FranceDance UK
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