KIN.

Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet in April 2014 as part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham.

Music - Phil Kline

Design - Jean-Marc Pouissant

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Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet in April 2014 as part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham.

Music - Phil Kline

Design - Jean-Marc Pouissant

 Lighting - Peter Teigen 


THE MEASURES TAKEN

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House, The Measures Taken is a collaboration with digital arts studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and electronic composer Rutger Zuydervelt that e...

Commissioned by the Royal Opera House, The Measures Taken is a collaboration with digital arts studio Marshmallow Laser Feast and electronic composer Rutger Zuydervelt that explores  our interdependent realtionship with technology.

Dancers - Wayne Parsons, Jessica Andrenacci, Marc Fernandez, Aaron Vickers, Marina Rodriguez-Hernandez

Costumes design - Oliver Townsend

The creation of The Measures Taken has been supported by the Royal Opera House, Arts Council England, Quercus, Sadler's Wells, Dance East, the GDA/Trinity Laban Partnership, The Old Market, South East Dance, Artsdepot, Jerwood Space and the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project (with funds from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund, DanceEast, East London Dance, Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, Opera Group, ResCen, The Royal Ballet, The Roundhouse and State of Emergency).

 


HERTZ - November 2012, Royal Opera House

Hertz, a co-commission by Random Dance and the Royal Opera House, was created on Random Dance and premiered at the Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, in November 2012. It was ...

Hertz, a co-commission by Random Dance and the Royal Opera House, was created on Random Dance and premiered at the Linbury theatre, Royal Opera House, in November 2012. It was inspired by theories and ideas about light. 

Choreography: Alexander Whitley

Music: Hildur Gudnadottir

Costumes - Jackie JS Lee

Lights - Michael Smith

Dancers: Fukiko Takase, Jessica Wright, Daniela Neugebauer, Catarina Carvalho, Anna Novak, Micheal-John Harper, Davide Di Pretoro, Benjamin Ord

 


MYTHOS LOGOS - February 2012, Royal Opera House

Mythos/Logos was commissioned by the ROH2 for thier Exposure: Dance programme in February 2012. 

Inspired by two books - 'The Meaning of the Body' by Mark Johns...

Mythos/Logos was commissioned by the ROH2 for thier Exposure: Dance programme in February 2012. 

Inspired by two books - 'The Meaning of the Body' by Mark Johnson and 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus, the piece explored different conceptions of meaning and truth between linguistic and non-linguistic communication. For example, how the analytical nature of language allows for a conception of an absolute truth, something that the protagonist in 'The Outsider' believes steadfastly in therefore negating the value of love and relationships, and how without language truth and meaning can only be contingent and metaphorical. Questions such as 'what does an analytical approach overlook?' and 'what can the body communicate directly?' were cnetral to the making of the piece.  

Dancers

Ino Riga

Sofie Burgoyne

Neil Brown

 

Music

Finn McNicholas

 

Costumes

Amaya Ducru-Clouthier


EXPECT TRANSITION - July 2011, Taipei National University of the Arts

Expect/Transition was created as part of ArtsCross 2011, an event bringing together Beijing Dance Academy, Taipei National University of the Arts, ResCen - Middlesex University...

Expect/Transition was created as part of ArtsCross 2011, an event bringing together Beijing Dance Academy, Taipei National University of the Arts, ResCen - Middlesex University and Queen Mary, University of London. Ten choreographers from China, Taipei and the UK were brought together to make work on students from the Beijing Dance Academy and Taipei National University of the Arts inspired by the theme of ‘Uncertain….Waiting’.

The piece I made explored how the theme could be translated into choreographic devices, for example playing with the idea of balance and control as a metaphor for certainty and uncertainty. I also sought to explore the relational idea of waiting, in that one is always waiting for someone or in expectation of something, pointing one’s focus away from themselves, which in itself might be seen as a source of uncertainty.

 

Dancers:       Wei Yun Chen

                        Jeanie Liao

                        James Kan

                        Evan Zhan

                        Tzu-Chiang Fang

                        Wu Cheng-en

 

Music:    Particle 1 - Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto

                Pruitt Igoe - Kangding Ray


LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - June 2011, Latitude Festival

Let The Right One In was a piece commissioned for the Winter's Ball at Latitude Festival 2011. Taking inspiration form the Swedish film of the same title, the piece is a du...

Let The Right One In was a piece commissioned for the Winter's Ball at Latitude Festival 2011. Taking inspiration form the Swedish film of the same title, the piece is a duet for two men set to music by Jóhann Jóhannsson. 

 

Dancers:    Alexander Whitley

                    Eryck Brahmania

 

Music:      Escape - Jóhann Jóhannsson

                  City Building(Alternate Version) Jóhann Jóhannsson


ENTROPY - April 2011, Royal Ballet Draft Works Programme

Created for the Royal Ballet's 'Draft Works' programme at the Linbury theatre at the Royal Opera House in April 2011, Entropy is a 15-minute work in three movements...

Created for the Royal Ballet's 'Draft Works' programme at the Linbury theatre at the Royal Opera House in April 2011, Entropy is a 15-minute work in three movements to selected tracks from Icelandic musician/composer Hildur Gudnadottir. 

As the title of the piece suggests, Entropy explores the transition from order and stability to chaos and instability. My intention was to apply this concept in different ways throughout the piece. For example in terms of the spatial organization of the dancers, in the relationships between the material they perform and alluding to this same process existing in human relationships.  

Dancers:       Thomas Whitehead

                        Itziar Mendizabel

                        Paul Kay

                        Akane Takada

                        Sander Blommaert

                        Camille Bracher

 

Music:            'Elevation', 'Ascent' and 'Opaque' from 'Without Sinking' by Hildur Gudnadottir


TRANSMISSION - 2009, Royal Opera House Summer Collection Programme

Transmission was made as part of the Dance Lines choreographic course lead by Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House. The piece was subsequnetly included in the Summer Collect...

Transmission was made as part of the Dance Lines choreographic course lead by Wayne McGregor at the Royal Opera House. The piece was subsequnetly included in the Summer Collection programme in the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House. 

The piece was the result of several experiments in the creation of material, all to some extent focusing on the idea of commuication and dialogue or a lack of it.

 

Dancers:    Wayne Parsons

                      Leon Poulton

                      Rachael Mossom

 

Music:         Dan Burke and Thomas Dimuzio 


ATELIC (film) - 2009, collaboration with Duckeye film collective

Atelic was made in collaboration with Duckeye film collective as a test project for a motion control technique of filming and editing. The film uses dance material and music fr...

Atelic was made in collaboration with Duckeye film collective as a test project for a motion control technique of filming and editing. The film uses dance material and music from 'Iatrogenesis' made for Rambert Dance Company.

 

Dancers:  Jonathan Goddard

                  Miguel Altunaga

                  Eryck Brahmania

                  Estella Merlos

 

Music: Guy Connelly

 

Directed by Duckeye

Produced by Rokkit

Director of Photography: Simon Paul

Gaffer: Jono Yates

Runner: Leonard Wilkinson

Clothing donated by Howies

Shot using Canon D5 MKII with a manual 25mm Carl Zeiss lens. 


IATROGENESIS - 2009, Rambert Dance Company Season of New Choreography

Iatrogenesis was made for Rambert Dance Company's Season of New Choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The piece was set to an original score for electonics and a string...

Iatrogenesis was made for Rambert Dance Company's Season of New Choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The piece was set to an original score for electonics and a string quintet perfomed live by Guy Connelly's band Clock Opera and the Rambert Orchestra. Film projections by Robin McNicholas of Flat-e film collective were also specially commissioned. 

Iatrogenesis was inspired by the idea of our global system of production being dependent on the use of fossil fuels and the prospect of such a dependence leading to the destruciton of our environment. Using, in a somewhat tongue in cheek manor, the dancer's arms as a metaphor for our use of fossil fuels - they at first don't use them, then discover they can to their advantage, then are faced with the knowledge that using them will destroy their environment - the piece tried to capture something of the conflict of opinions and concern in the face of a global environmental crisis. 

 

Dancers:    Amy Hollingsworth

                     Jonathan Goddard

                     Angela Towler

                     Eryck Brahmania

                     Gemma Wilkinson

                     Robin Gladwin

                     Estella Merlos

                     Miguel Altunaga

 

Music:         Guy Connelly

 

Film:            Robin McNicholas

 

Lighting:    Malcolm Glanville


SOLO? (extended) - 2008, Rambert Dance Company Season of New Choreography

An extended version of Solo? was made for Rambert Dance Company's 2008 Season of New Choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Hall using all four movements of Karen Khachaturian...

An extended version of Solo? was made for Rambert Dance Company's 2008 Season of New Choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Hall using all four movements of Karen Khachaturian's sonata for Cello and Piano performed live by London Musici. 

 

Dancers:    Miguel Altunaga

                    Gemma Nixon

                    Eryck Brahmania

                    Antonette Dayrit

                    Gemma Wilkinson

 

Music:        Cello Sonata, Karen Khachaturian.

 

Lighting:     Lee Curran


SOLO? - 2007, Rambert Dance Company Workshops (and touring repertoire 2008)

Solo was first made for Rambert Dance Company's choreographic workshop season first performed at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro in 2007. It was subsequently taken into Ramb...

Solo was first made for Rambert Dance Company's choreographic workshop season first performed at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro in 2007. It was subsequently taken into Rambert's touring repertoire in 2008 being performed at Sadler's Wells theatre, London and around the UK. 

Set to the fourth movement of Karen Khachaturian's cello sonata, Solo? was created around the idea the play between control and restraint within ones perceived boundaries and the desire to break free from or test these boundareis. Using Forsythe's ideas of improvisation within the Laban cube and chance elements borrowed from Cunningham's process of creating, several distinct arm and leg phrases were created and that combined in differing orders to create sequences of movement that remained in and around a confined area of space. Other phrases were then derrived from these but with the idea of them covering more space and being more expansive and varied in quality and range. 

 

Dancer:        Alexander Whitley

 

Music:          4th movement of Karen Khachaturian's cello sonata.


TIPPING POINT - 2006, Rambert Dance Company workshops