FROM THE PHOEXNIX DANCE COMPANY
Following the success of Windrush: Movement of the People, Phoenix Dance Theatre return to York Theatre Royal with two dance pieces The Rite of Spring and Left Unseen on 18 and 19 October.
With The Rite of Spring Phoenix Dance Theatre offers a culturally distinctive 21st century re-working of the iconic ballet. For his first work created in the UK, Haitian contemporary and folklore choreographer Jeanguy Saintus re-envisions The Rite of Spring introducing the sacred arts of Haiti along with contemporary global issues in his bold approach to the near riot-causing original by Vaslav Nijinsky.
Left Unseen, with choreography by Amaury Lebrun, explores inclusion and isolation and how we rely on our five senses to find our place and navigate the world. In isolation there is often stillness and silence and also unpredictable disturbance and chaos. Eight dancers embody these different states creating an aesthetically beautiful and emotive piece of dance.
The work is set to a mixture of tracks by Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto and Hildur Gudnadottir which compliment Lebrun’s choreography creating both a sense of drama and vulnerability.
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