The dance piece I talked about in the last post (‘Dancing Uphill’) is now finished and choreographed and has a name – That Second Realm. The choreography by Susie Crow is fantastic, not only for its refined and searching response to Dante, but also for its strong emotional power. I’m also delighted by the way that she has worked with my score. It’s being superbly performed by eight dancers from Cambridge Contemporary Dance, together with an outstanding ensemble of 6 musicians. It’ll be part of a big evening of Dante-related pieces of all kinds – music, theatre, poetry, sculpture, dance, film – in Robinson College, Cambridge, on April 25th.
Music by Jeremy Thurlow.