JOSS ARNOTT DANCE BRINGS A WORLD PREMIERE TO IPSWICH’S DANCEEAST THIS OCTOBER

September 18, 2017

Photo credit: Brian Slater

Joss Arnott Dance’s new programme for 2017 will take its audiences on a gripping journey through powerful and heart-pounding choreography that has established the company as one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. The company will perform at DanceEast’s Jerwood DanceHouse on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October, joined by DanceEast’s Centre for Advanced Training students for a unique curtain-raiser ahead of the Saturday show.

Created in collaboration with the some of the industry’s foremost, award-winning dancers, composers and designers, Arnott’s new Triple Bill consists of two brand new dance works – A Movement in 3 and RUSH – alongside the company’s internationally award-winning solo V which will feature live music for the first time.

A Movement in 3 is set to an original score for piano and strings by composer Quinta. Exploring light and shadow, this collision of melody and dance creates a mysterious and dreamlike atmosphere enhanced by Yaron Abulafia’s lighting design. V reveals the contrasting qualities of an extraordinary dancer, ranging from hypermobile movement to sensual and graceful subtle moves. This work reveals the interplay between dance and live music, against a solo viola composed by James Keane and ever-changing asymmetric lighting by Fabiana Piccioli. RUSH perfectly captures the modern and athletic sense of power within the alpha female cast, through adrenaline-fuelled and gripping choreography.

Joss Arnott said: “I am excited about presenting two brand new works, ‘A Movement in 3’ – a trio production that resonates agility and serenity enhanced by an exquisite and mesmerising lighting design.

‘RUSH’ is completely different in nature. Infectiously energetic, this full company work will be ferocious, loud and creates a sense of empowerment through a rock and roll atmosphere.

The solo work ‘V’ was created in 2014 and it was always an ambition of mine to tour this work with live music so it will be very special. I aim to excite audiences regardless of their dance ‘knowledge’ or experience, and give them a multi-sensory experience.”

The programme will be a visually stunning and musically-led evening of dance that explodes with power and technical brilliance. This is dance of the highest technical quality, designed to captivate its audience from beginning to end with cutting-edge collaborations and bold and exciting choreography. Arnott’s work is contemporary in nature, drawing on modern influences in dance, design and music, but the performance will also include influences from classical ballet, and many of the dancers are trained in both classical and contemporary styles, making it hugely accessible. It is a technical masterclass in performance.

Suitable for age 11+ years.

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