2015 marketing copy

This Autumn, critically acclaimed Joss Arnott Dance will present a triple bill that will take you on a gripping journey through powerful, precise and heart-pounding choreography that has made the company one of the most exciting voices in British contemporary dance. Joss Arnott Dance has joined forces with GRAMMY award-winning and 2015 Polar Music Prize laureate Dame Evelyn Glennie, who has collaborated with the company’s Composer James Keane, to create the thundering score she will perform live onstage for the climax of the triple bill – ‘Wide Awakening’. ‘5|0’ is a birthday celebration marking the company’s 5th and Dame Evelyn’s 50th so expect a high-octane, adrenaline-fuelled evening of dance and live music.

The touring programme will feature

’24’ – A quartet inspired by the themes and concepts within the Alexander McQueen exhibition ‘Savage Beauty’, exploring ethereal and animalistic qualities through fragility and severity.

‘V’ – a technical and emotive solo that explores the rare and contorted beauty our bodies have to offer.

‘Wide Awakening’ – An exhilarating and mesmerising new work featuring 5 dancers, where powerful movement and a pounding percussive score combine to the point of exhaustion.

‘5|0’ is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation. Co-commission by Blackpool Grand, DanceEast, Swindon Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, South East Dance, CAST and developed with Dance City.

Photo designed by Tom Pitts
Original Photos – Jim Callaghan (Dame Evelyn Glennie) Brian Slater (Joss Arnott Dance)

  • Choreography Joss Arnott in collaboration with the dancers

  • Producer Phil Hargreaves

  • Composer James Keane

  • Musician and Performer Dame Evelyn Glennie

  • Dancers Jemima Brown, Eileih Muir, Emily Pottage, Alice Stephenson and Lauren Wilson

  • Lighting Designers Fabiana Piccioli and Lee Curran

  • Costume Anne Marie Bigby and Elizabeth King

  • Photography Brian Slater

  • Filming Deveril

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