Marc Brew Company’s Fusional Fragments featuring Evelyn Glennie & The British Paraorchestra
Fusional Fragments is a new work for five dancers, created by artistic director/choreographer Marc Brew in collaboration with composer Philip Sheppard and world-famous percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. For the second half of the evening, there is the premiere London performance of the British Paraorchestra, founded in 2011 by Charles Hazlewood.
Combining classical ballet and contemporary dance, Fusional Fragments questions whether such elements can be fused together or whether they should remain as fragments in isolation. Grammy Award-winner Dame Evelyn Glennie makes music move as she performs live, fresh from her role in the Olympic opening ceremony. The British Paraorchestra present material generated through improvisation in rehearsal and inspired by Ravel’s Bolero and Greensleeves. Their unique performance uses these iconic melodies as starting points, culminating in exotically-coloured and wildly eclectic ‘authored’ versions of the originals.
Fusional Fragments is supported by DanceEast and Greenwich Dance.
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2 hours including interval