"See Blue Through" by Phoenix Dance, choreography by Didy Veldman
Image by Anthony Crickmay
Phoenix Dance Theatre proudly presents
‘A gift from one living being to another, often of different generations’
PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE
UK Tour Spring 2005 - 9 Feb to 14 June
Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to the national touring circuit in Spring 2005 with a fresh and powerful triple bill spanning three decades of dance. The tour premieres on 9 February at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. The company will tour to fifteen venues including Sadler’s Wells in London on 18 & 19 March.
Alongside the incisive new work, "Eng-er-land" by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Darshan Singh Bhuller, the triple bill also features the UK premiere of "See Blue Through" from former Rambert dancer and choreographer Didy Veldman and the revival premiere of Robert Cohan’s 1977 landmark work, "Forest".
Robert Cohan’s seminal work "Forest", is a contemporary classic. By turns meditative and explosively energetic, this abstract dance work was created in 1977 and is set to a soundtrack that evokes a forest environment. Robert Cohan is credited as one of the founding fathers of British modern dance; he co-founded The Place and London Contemporary Dance Theatre and was a former dancer with Martha Graham. This Phoenix revival of Forest has been timed to celebrate Robert Cohan’s 80th Birthday and he will work very closely with seven Phoenix dancers on its re-staging.
Following the emotionally charged "Planted Seeds" and "Requiem" by Artistic Director, Darshan Singh Bhuller, Phoenix presents "Eng-er-land", his latest theatrical dance work, based on contemporary urban culture. Performed against the backdrop of a computer-generated, virtual city, the performers interact with further multi-media projections, both created by KMA. A soundtrack containing original and sampled music, produced and mixed by young British DJ Max Blessed provides the pulse for Darshan Singh Bhuller’s exposé of the UK’s binge culture.
The UK premiere of Didy Veldman’s otherworldly "See Blue Through" completes the Phoenix Dance Theatre Spring 2005 triple-bill. See Blue Through is a piece for seven dancers and is inspired by the movement of sea creatures through an underwater world. Flashes of movement are reflected in an array of suspended mirrors, evoking the broken surface of the sea.
Spring 2005 Tour Schedule
9 – 12 Feb West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 0113 213 7700
18 – 19 Mar Sadler’s Wells, London 0870 737 7737
30 March Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351135
8 – 9 April The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 01227 787787
13 April The Lowry, Salford 0870 787 5793
Wed 20 April Island Arts Centre, Lisburn 028 92 509 254
Fri 22 April Market Place Theatre, Armagh 028 3752 1821
29 – 30 April Nottingham Playhouse 0115 941 9419
5 May Grand Theatre, Swansea 01792 475715
13 – 14 May York Theatre Royal 01904 623568
17 – 18 May Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 01484 430528
24 May Macrobert, University of Stirling 01786 466666
26 May Eden Court, Inverness 01463 234234
7 June The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 01242 572573
10 – 11 June Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 0114 249 6000
14 June Wyvern Theatre, Swindon 01793 524 481
Further UK dates will be announced for Autumn 2005.
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