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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Dance Work

Work: Dancing Ledge

Summary

Dancing Ledge was made for English National Ballet to a score by John Adams. Dancing Ledge is part of the Dorset Coast - the edge between water and land always shifting with the tide.

Analysis

‘The piece began with Koen Onzia speedily dancing amongst enormous suspended gauze figures. As more dancers appear on stage a giant metal revolving drum rotates above them - gaps in the structures reveal lights that cause changing patterns on the stage’ (Siobhan Davies, 2009).

Dance Work

  • Series Title: Dancing Ledge
  • Title: Dance Work
  • Choreographer: Siobhan Davies
  • Dancers: Josephine Jewkes, Verity Fry, Andrew Riggs, Janette Mulligan, Maximillian Guerro, Koen Onzia, Michael Riggs, Lars van Cauwenberg, Martin James
  • Music: John Adams
  • Music - comments: Common Tones in Simple Time (1979)
  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
  • Musicians: English National Ballet Orchestra
  • Designer: David Buckland
  • Lighting Design: Peter Mumford
  • Costume Maker: Penny Thompson
  • Costume Maker - comments: Fabric made by Trevor Collins
  • SDDO Creator: Paul Allender and Ross Varney
  • Summary: Dancing Ledge was made for English National Ballet to a score by John Adams. Dancing Ledge is part of the Dorset Coast - the edge between water and land always shifting with the tide.
  • Analysis: ‘The piece began with Koen Onzia speedily dancing amongst enormous suspended gauze figures. As more dancers appear on stage a giant metal revolving drum rotates above them - gaps in the structures reveal lights that cause changing patterns on the stage’ (Siobhan Davies, 2009).
  • Publisher: SDDO
  • Production Date - original: 1990
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2008-04-02
  • Media type: Profile
  • Source: SDDO
  • Relation: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
  • Tour: 18/07/90 - 19/07/90 - London Coliseum
  • Subscription - only: Public
  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesreplay.com/record/11