The Blake project is a collaboration between the dancing body,
dramaturgical intervention, design and original music. Through the meeting of
these arts, the company will develop a singular approach to staging the
childhood imaginings of the poet and writer William Blake. The project will be
an evening show for an adult audience, and contain a matinee show that is a
creative playtime for children.
Choreographer: Fleur Darkin (UK)
Designer: Guy Hilton (UK)
Dramaturg: Lou Cope (BE)
Musician: Paul Bradley (UK)
Dance: Quang Kien Van (UK), Riccardo Vitello (IT), Ezekiel Oliveira (PT), Audrey Rogero (FR) and Vanessa Abreu (PT)
Follow the company and their creative process through their blog: http://blake-company2011.blogspot.com/
A preview took place on November 9 and 10 at Laban, London (UK)
Premiere: March 24, 2012 at Laban Centre London
March 29 & 30, 2012, 20:00 at Circomedia, Bristol, www.circomedia.com
April 10 & 11, 2012, 20:00 at MAC Theatre, Birmingham, www.macarts.co.uk
Blake Diptych - Experience
Following the 2010 sell-out national tour DisGo, Dance Chora return to Laban Theatre for one night only. Experience centres on the boyhood visions of William Blake.
Experience is a collaboration between Fleur Darkin (“one of the most overtly theatrical choreographers of the British New Wave” The Observer) Designer Alex Lowde (Winner of Critics Award for Theatre Design 2009, 2010), Lighting Designer Lucy Carter (Infra, Chroma Royal Ballet) and Belgian artist Lou Cope (dramaturg on Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui‘s Olivier-winning Babel) and musicians Paul Bradley and Zoot Lynam. Join the company to share the results of this world-class collaboration for its London premiere.
Inspired by the ‘glorious luminary’ William Blake, and following his inquiry into the human imagination as the body of God, the Blake Diptych brings together a company of world class dancers and musicians to inquire into the mystery of being.
Commissioned by Laban Theatre, Southbank Centre, Warwick Art Centre, Jardin D’Europe, Salisbury Arts Centre.