High Heart & Daniel’s Beard – Cottier Chamber Project

May 25, 2016 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

Fray (ch. Diana Loosmore)
Chris Rathbone: Daniel’s Razor
Nadia Boulanger: Trois Pièces
Krszystof Penderecki: Sextet

Peter Darrell’s legacy extends beyond his own choreography. Throughout his career, he was keen to encourage and support talented, emerging choreographers.

Fray brings together the two host ensembles in a production choreographed by Peter Darrell Choreographic Award 2007 winner Diana Loosmore, now an established choreographer and teacher. The work developed from the idea of the fight or flight response: the primitive, automatic reaction to perceived threat to our survival, which prepares us to fight or flee.

The music is as much an integral part of the performance as the dance, with a diverse programme of works by
Christopher Rathbone, who wrote Daniel’s Razor for Daniel’s Beard, the inimitable Nadia Boulanger, whose students included Phillip Glass and Quincy Jones, and contemporary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.

Performance supported by The Peter Darrell Trust.

Tickets £8/6 in advance, £10 on the door.