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Motion and Meaning

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Friday, July 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
St Hilda's College, Cowley Pl, Oxford OX4 1DY
Jacqueline du Pré Building


DANSOX is hosting 'Motion and Meaning' Ensemble Klanf with Rambert Dancers.

There are open rehearsals on 3-5 July (ticket required)

£25 (+ £5 per open rehearsal session)

£15 students (free entry to open rehearsals)

Livestream - £10 virtual ticket / annual pass

Spaces limited. Booking early advised.

Anna Appleby CUE

Joel Baldwin Grim's Ditch

Joseph Currie new work

DANSOX and the Liveness, Hybridity and Noise Series join forces for this multi-disciplinary presentation of three new works that stretch the synthetic possibilities of music and dance. Over a four-day residency at St Hilda's College, one of Holland's leading contemporary music groups, Ensemble Klang, will be working with three composers from Oxford and several dance-choreographers from Rambert Dance, including Simone Damberg-Würtz and Liam Francis, and Toby Praetorius (Royal Danish Ballet). 'Open' rehearsals will take place each afternoon on 3-5 July, as well as a fully-staged performance on the evening of 6 July (tickets required for all sessions and spaces limited so booking early advised).

CUE by Anna Appleby (Rambert Music Fellow and St Hilda's alumna) is a quirky and comical piece that plays with the audience's perceptions of the boundaries between dance and music. Grim's Ditch is a work of polyinterpretable music theatre by composer Joel Baldwin (St Hilda's) that explores melancholia, politics, artistic expression and meaning through the layering of multimedia, sound, and physical motion. Joseph Currie (St Anne's) investigates different kinds of time in movement, motivated by the structural difference of heartbeats and breaths, alongside ideas about gendered breath and the expressive apparatus behind screaming.

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Supported by the John Fell Fund, DANSOX and St Hilda's College, Oxford.

DANSOX provides a major forum for dance scholarship in Europe. It promotes dialogue between prominent academic disciplines and the worlds of dance theory and practice through a series of workshops and functions. Many of these events, funded by TORCH and other sponsors, are held at the Jacqueline du Pré Building (JdP) and are directed by Professor Susan Jones (Fellow in English of St Hilda's College and former soloist with The Scottish Ballet). DANSOX explores the ways in which the role of choreographic practice reveals its essential contribution to innovations across academic fields, theatre, and performance. Its patrons are Dame Monica Mason (artistic director of the Royal Ballet) and Sheila Forbes CBE (former Principal of St Hilda's College).

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