DANSOX is hosting the event 'Rawaa'.
Viewing times, talk by Marina Warner, to be confirmed.
Watch the process of creating a new ballet in an interdisciplinary workshop with writer, Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, pianist and composer, Joanna MacGreor, and professional dancers. Rawaa comes from Arabic - the root for words meaning 'to water' and 'to relate' and provides the dominant metaphorical motif on the ballet's mood and movement. Affinities emerge between poetic metre, musical pulse, and water management (water wheels, aqueducts) in Arab culture. The ballet will offer a counterpoise to the orientalism of Scheherazade, exploring the inner lives and drives of legendary women performers from the Middle East who have attained mythic status.
See jdp.sthildas.ox.ac.uk for more details.
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).