In The Dust
Tom Dale (Subterrania)
Freddie Opoku-Addaie (Politicking Oath)
Tamsin Fitzgerald (7.0)
DJ Shackleton (Subterrania)
Alberto Bernal (Politicking Oath)
Alex Baranowski (7.0)
Subterrania - is inspired by the evocative musical world of Shackleton. His sensibility of oozing bass lines and snaking percussion, amongst the dread filled lyrics of Vengeance Tenfold paint the picture of a world in immanent doom. There is real resonance in this music in our current times. The piece aims to create a new reality, a sense of urgency and a chaotic vitality and toughness. This doesn’t have to be taken in a cold harsh way, it can also be this toughness and depth that give the work its necessary warmth and richness.
Politicking Oath - takes its starting point in the spirit and emotion expressed by the Olympic Oath, Olympic Anthem and National Anthems. The work seeks to open up and deconstruct their surfaces, inviting associated realms and allowing their sound and physical psyche to emerge to the foreground. In a close relationship, choreographer and composer explore parallel ways of materializing these departure points in both dance and music. In movement, random Olympic events create a template for physical language, utilizing principle rules and intent that gives an insight into the prowess and complex beings we are. The musical/sound realm deepens into the energy contained in the oath, anthems and sport sounds by means of freezing, fragmenting or layering, and breaking the border between them and the real world.
7.0 - The magnitude of the Haitian earthquake January 2010
7.0 is inspired by my experience of visiting Haiti a year on after the earthquake. Still in a state of emergency, and surrounded by the un-cleared rubble and dust the piece explores what happens when we live in a state of political, physical and geographical unrest and uncertainty. Working alongside composer Alex Baranowski renowned for his dramatic and filmic scores for the likes of the National Theatre (Frankenstein) and RSC (Merchant of Venice) 7.0 questions how we react when everything we take for granted; our homes, communities and social structures are removed and taken from us.