Trailer filmed and edited by Roswitha Chesher
World Premiere, Brighton Festival 2017 - Thursday 25th May at Brighton Dome Concert Hall
(with further tour dates in Autumn 2017 to be announced soon (theoclinkard.com/tour)
'This Bright Field' is a Dance4 co-production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Dance4, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, The Lowry and Tramway, with additional support from The Point, The Miskin Theatre and the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Concept, Direction and Design: Theo Clinkard
Artistic Collaboration: Leah Marojević
Realisation and Performance: Leah Marojević, Stephanie McMann, Meri Pajunpää, Natalie Corne, Crystal Zillwood, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Luke Divall, Mathieu Geffre, Nick Coutsier, Colas Lucot, Pau Aran Gimeno, Antonin Rioche
Sound composition and Performance: James Keane
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Costume Design: Rike Zöllner
Associate Lighting Designer: Clare O'Donoghue
Over the last five years, Brighton-based choreographer and designer, Theo Clinkard, has built a reputation for creating affecting and visually arresting work. He follows his recent commissions for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch and Danza Contemporanea de Cuba with This Bright Field, a new work for his company conceived in two parts.
Part One takes the audience on stage in small groups for an intimate encounter with Clinkard’s exceptional company of twelve international dancers. Visible within a maze of constantly moving screens, tender exchanges between the performers help the audience to connect with the cast.
In Part Two, Clinkard’s choreography takes to the full stage on a cinematic scale. Retaining vivid impressions of the first part, and with the familiarity of the individual dancers still in mind, the audience is back in the auditorium seats. Featuring striking lighting design, bold costumes and music performed live by James Keane, This Bright Field gradually builds in momentum to become a spectacle of visual and emotional power.
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