Summit Dance Theatre & Ali Curtis-Jones
21 November 2019 7:30 pm£16
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Old Royal Naval College, London
Summit Dance Theatre and choreographer Alison Curtis‑Jones give two works by Rudolf Laban a contemporary twist and new lease of life. Curtis-Jones re-imagines Laban’s work to create a new living archive, reinvigorating Laban’s principles and archeo-choreological research. Drumstick, the rhythm of the body made audible, sees Summit DT dancers determine rhythmic phrasing of movement live on stage with musicians composing the sound score in real time, responding to what they see. The second work, Nacht is a political satire depicting the underbelly of Berlin’s Weimar period and the love of dollars, deceit and depravity.