THIS BRIGHT FIELD (2017)
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Touring UK in October 2017
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.
Concept, direction and design: Theo Clinkard
Artistic Collaboration: Leah Marojevic
Realisation and performance: Leah Marojevic, 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
Costumes: Rike Zöllner
Running time: Part one 15 mins & Part two 45 mins
May contain nudity, suitable ages 16+ unless accompanied
This Bright Field is a Dance4 co-production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival, Dance4, The 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.
Theo Clinkard is an Associate Artist of Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance.