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 Post subject: Henri Oguike Dance Company - Autumn tour 2002
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Henri Oguike Dance Company

12 venue UK Tour - Autumn 2002

Opens 2 October Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
Closes 26 November Contact Theatre, Manchester

Renowned for his vigorous, intricate and strong sense of musicality, Jerwood Choreography Award winner Henri Oguike and his company present a programme of six contrasting dance pieces including the premiere of a new Youth Group piece at the Studio Theatre, Westminster on Monday 7 October.

In broken tendrils is a quartet set to Bela Bartok's virtuosic 2nd Violin Concerto where the lush orchestrations of the Concerto reflect a conscious escape on Bartok's part from the "pestilential" austerity of European fascism. During the final period of Shostakovich's life, the composer retreated into thoughts of death and stillness. front line is a sextet performed to Shostakovich's 9th Quartet in E Flat. With constantly shifting moods, anger followed by listlessness, instruments squeal like animals and engage in wild stamping dances.

Henri Oguike Dance Company also present the acclaimed Ile Aye, a light-hearted quintet danced to a medley of popular Brazilian songs by renowned artist Caetano Veloso: Shot Flow, a duet performed by Henri Oguike and Alicia Herrero-Simon, in
collaboration with fast rising Portuguese composer Pedro Carneiro and lighting designer Guy Hoare; and melancholy thoughts, a sextet to four of Astor Piazzolla's passionate and highly contemporary neuvo tango compositions for violin and guitar.

Henri Oguike Dance Company, recent Time Out Live Awards 2001 winner as 'Most Outstanding New Dance Company', is passionate about the relationship between music and dance. All choreography is by Henri Oguike.

Henri Oguike studied music, drama and dance at Swansea College, Wales and dance & choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School. In 1994 Henri danced with 4D (LCDS's postgraduate performance group) and later that year became a founder member of the Richard Alston Dance Company. With an award from the Robin Howard Foundation in 1996, he created Amongst Shadows, which led to two further commissions enabling his first full evening of work presented at Acarte Theatre, Lisbon. In 1997 Henri received a Jerwood Choreography Award with which he created The Brutality of Fact. During 1999 he received a second commission from the Acarte Theatre to create Prime Origin and by Studio Theatre, London to create A moment of give. Independent commissions for 2000 include Seen of Angels, Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporaneo (CPBC) and Travel Matrix, UK Rocks. 2001 commissions include Casual Grace, Bare Bones Dance Company; White Space, CPBC and La,La,La ., National Youth Dance Company. Future commissions for 2002 will include works for Transistions Dance Company, Swindon National Youth and First Class Air Male. Henri teaches extensively both in the UK and abroad.

HENRI OGUIKE DANCE COMPANY - Autumn Tour 2002

Date Venue Box Office Repertoire
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2 Oct Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds 01284 769505 Rep A
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4 Oct Derby Dance Centre 01332 370911 Rep D
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7 Oct Studio Theatre, Westminster 0207 641 8424 Rep E
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9 Oct Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton 01273 685861 Rep B
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15 Oct Studio Theatre, Portsmouth 02392 344353 Rep A
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17 Oct DH Lawrence Pavilion, Nottingham 0115 941 9419 Rep A
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25 Oct Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 01227 827677 Rep D
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28 Oct Mumford Theatre, Cambridge 01223 352932 Rep A
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31 Oct Gala Theatre, Durham 0191 332 4041 Rep A
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7 Nov Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury 01684 295074 Rep C
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21 Nov Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea 01792 296883 Rep A
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26 Nov Contact Theatre, Manchester 0161 274 0600 Rep A
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Rep A front line, In broken tendrils and ile aye
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Rep B melancholy thoughts, shot flow and front line
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Rep C melancholy thoughts, shot flow, in broken tendrils and front lineRep D ile aye, shot flow and front line
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Rep E melancholy thoughts, front line, premiere of Youth Group piece
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Live music will accompany all performances with the exception of Portsmouth.
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 Post subject: Re: Henri Oguike Dance Company - Autumn tour 2002
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2002 6:02 am 
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Henri Oguike is a hot name in UK contemporary dance today. He creates varied and accessible work with a strong musicality. The critics from the national papers rate him highly as our last topic about the Company shows.

However, he still performs in some of the smaller venues round the country, so for £10 or so you may well get to see some of the most interesting dance you will see all year. Strongly recommended.


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