DANCE

Kirke - The First Witch
The Role Of Women In Ritual Dances Across The World

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Dancers: Michael Marquez, Carlos J Martinez, Vanessa Vince Pang, Natalie Alleston

 

Choreographer

Sandrine Monin

Concept & Music

Roberto David Rusconi

Roberto David Rusconi is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Composer Fund

"A powerful soundtrack composed by Roberto David Rusconi opens by setting an ethereal, monastic atmosphere and climbs to a cacophony to accompany the beastly acts of Odysseus and his men."

Kirke review by Richard Trinder, Yorkshire Times, October 2018

The Phoenix Dance

Choreographer

Sandrine Monin

This new commission by company dancer Sandrine Monin and composer Roberto David Rusconi, is inspired by and based on the book of poems ‘The Flowers of evil’ by Charles Baudelaire. The work explores the themes of beauty, desire and decadence.

"Roberto Rusconi's music is an exciting range of melody, ambient sound, spoken French text and menacing other-wordy effects, like an intimation of birdsong or the strident breathing of a dinosaur. The connection between the musical and choreographic texts is intimate and complementary: Monin and Rusconi are real finds!"

Calyx review by Mike Dixon, Dance Europe March 2017

Carbon Copy
13 & 14 December 2016

Rambert Dance Company - In The Making

 

Choreographer

Carolyn Bolton

Dancers

Liam Francis & Jacob O'Connell

R&D Rambert
London 7 - 14 November 2016

Choreographers/Dancers

Fukiko Takase & Mbulelo Ndabeni

NaY - 'Nam and You'
London May and August 2016

Commission Arts Council England and The Bliss Trust

Choreographer/Dancer

Mbulelo Ndabeni

Phoenix Dance Theatre Choreographer and
Composer Lab 2015
Leeds July 2015

The Lab ran for two weeks in July 2015 and was led by Phoenix Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Sharon Watson and independent Music Director & Composer Ken Hesketh (RCM).

It was a unique opportunity to focus on the creative process of research and experimentation with the emphasis on composition in music and dance.