Richard Chappell Dance
Tue 12 Apr 2016
Richard Chappell Dance presents the company’s second UK Tour of its inaugural evening of work IRIS and The Vast Rocks, with new solo work Burnt Norton.
With a constantly evolving movement language deriving from classical ballet, contemporary dance, improvisation and capoeira, the programme explores how adrenaline-fuelled dance can create and coexist with unique environments.
Combining a stark score by DJ Shaq Livingston with a dark, torch-lit setting, IRIS analyses adolescent experiences of London’s club culture and nyctophobia, which is extreme fear of the dark.
Exploring the South West’s landscape, The Vast Rocks creates a rural, frail and reflective texture through the dismantling of a bale of straw, energised movement and spoken poetry.
Based on the nature of naïve exploration and getting lost with oneself, Burnt Norton journeys through T.S Eliot’s poem of the same title, with music composed by Samuel Hall.
‘A choreographer to watch’