AMALA DIANOR / JACOBSSON & CALEY / MERCE CUNNINGHAM

DU: THE FUTURE BURSTS IN*

“An uproarious choreographic crescendo”
Financial Times on Sounddance

 

This galvanising 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, hip-hop and contemporary styles.
The second half of the programme 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 programme 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

The audience-led post-show discussion on 26 OCT (matinee) will be BSL interpreted

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SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF INFINITY

Choreographer Amala Dianor

Assistant Choreographer Rindra Rasoaveloson

Music Awir Leon

Production Amala Dianor Company / Kaplan

Performers Amala Dianor, Ladji Koné, Pansun Kim

 

 

FOR FOUR WALLS

Choreography Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley

Music John Cage

Pianist Vanessa Wagner

Sets Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley

Costumes Petter Jacobsson and Thomas Caley with Martine Augsbourger and Annabelle Saintier

Lighting Designer Eric Wurtz

 

 

SOUNDDANCE

Choreography Merce Cunningham

Music David Tudor’s Untitled 1975/1994 (The original music was David Tudor’s Toneburst. When the piece was revived in 1994, Tudor rethought the music, calling his new score Untitled 1975/1994)

Sets, costumes and lighting Mark Lancaster

Staged by Thomas Caley and Meg Harper

Rehearsal Director Thomas Caley

A Dance Umbrella production in partnership with The Royal Ballet

Amala Dianor is supported by the Institut Français as part of FranceDance UK

FranceDance UK, presented by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, is aunique contemporary dance festival running from August to November 2019, during which 16 leading institutions throughout the UK will host over 50 performances by 14 young and promising French artists. With a focus on creation and innovation, the festival particularly highlights diversity and the work of women choreographers, many of whom are present in the UK for the first time.

www.institut-francais.org.uk

FranceDance UK is supported by the Friends of the French Institute Trust, with particular acknowledgement to Aline Foriel-Destezet and Stéphanie and Jacques Gabillon.

SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE OF INFINITY
Co-production: Théâtre Louis Aragon scène conventionnée danse de Tremblay-en-France (93), Centre National de Danse contemporaine d’Angers, POLE-SUD CDCN Strasbourg, Ballet National de Marseille, Le Cargo, La ville d’Angers
With the support of Caisse des dépôts group, the city of Angers and the Région des Pays de La Loire