Fri, 01 Nov | Gulbenkian Theatre

"Figures in a Floating Landscape" by Dora Frankel Dance - Premiere

Figures in a Floating Landscape forms the 2nd part of the JMWTurner trilogy by composer Peter Coyte and choreographer Dora Frankel. Premiere at Gulbenkian, part of the cross Kent celebratory events as part of Turner Prize at Turner Contemporary.
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"Figures in a Floating Landscape" by Dora Frankel Dance - Premiere

Time & Location

01 Nov 2019, 19:30 – 22:30
Gulbenkian Theatre, Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury CT2 7NB, UK

About The Event

A double bill of performances inspired by JMW Turner.

Haze by Helen Caddick

Commissioned in 2016 to write a piece in response to the JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour exhibition held at Turner Contemporary, Margate, Helen Caddick created Haze. Reacting to the sumptuous colours and use of light Turner employed in his work, Haze aims to create a further dimension to the experience of the audience, as if they themselves had stepped forward into the artworks.

A new silent film by Phil Miller will also be screened as backdrop to a live performance by the CantiaQuorum ensemble of Haze, weaving images of the paintings which inspired the work alongside footage of the coast which inspired Turner, seen as it is today. An accompanying film The Making of Haze will be screened beforehand.

Figures in a Floating Landscape by Dora Frankel & Peter Coyte

Music and dance fuse in an immersive performance inspired by the Kent walks of radical landscape painter JMW Turner. An immersive performance taking the audience on a journey inspired by the Kent walks of and the later improvisatory sketches by the much loved and radical landscape painter JMW Turner; it contextualises them in light of environmental change and damage. Assured, accessible, exciting dance and music to transport you!

Choreography Dora Frankel

Music Peter Coyte

Light Design & Production management Kirk Sim

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

With thanks to Gulbenkian Canterbury, Canterbury Newcastle College dance department, Dance City Newcastle, SEDance, The Howard Venue Swanley and Dr Martyn Hudson Durham University

Figures in a Floating Landscape forms the 2nd part of the JMWTurner trilogy by composer Peter Coyte and choreographer Dora Frankel. The Unfolding Sky: Turner in the North the 1st part of the trilogy toured the NE in 2013 and we’re delighted to bring Part 2 to audiences in the South East. 

Premiere at Gulbenkian, part of the cross Kent celebratory events as part of Turner Prize at Turner Contemporary.

ShowTalk: Followed by post show discussion

www.petercoyte.com and www.dorafrankeldanceartist.com

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