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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Dance Work

Work: Trespass

Summary

Trespass is the first half of two companion pieces, the second being Affections. David Buckland's designs are constructions that act as extensions to the dancers' bodies. Peter Mumford designed a large light-filled ball, free of wires so it could move. These structures and props are manipulated and negotiated by the dancers that 'trespass' into the stage space. The work includes a commissioned score by Gerald Barry.

Analysis

'Several months ago, before starting rehearsal with the dancers, I asked the composer, costume, stage and lighting designers to contribute dynamically different elements, each of which had the potential to alter and influence the other components of the work - music, design and movement. The title of the piece comes from the idea that all of these elements would be trespassing on the others' domain' (Siobhan Davies, programme note, 1996).

Dance Work

  • Series Title: Trespass
  • Title: Dance Work
  • Choreographer: Siobhan Davies
  • Dancers: Amanda Britton, Gill Clarke, Sean Feldman, David Hughes, Jeremy James, Paul Old, Catherine Quinn, Deborah Saxon
  • Music: Gerald Barry
  • Music - comments: Piano Quartets (1996, 1992) by arrangement with Oxford University Press
  • Composer: Gerald Barry
  • Musicians: Andrew Ball (piano)
  • Musicians - comments: Scored for piano, cello, violin and viola Spring 1996: Catherine Edwards, Tim Gill, Rebecca Hirsch, Vicci Wardman Autumn 1996: Andrew Ball/Catherine Edwards, Tim Gill/Joely Koos, Beverly Davison, Vicci Wardman
  • Designer: David Buckland
  • Design - comments: Credited in original programme as Set Design
  • Lighting Design: Peter Mumford
  • Sound Engineer: Ron Thomson
  • Costume Maker: Sasha Keir
  • Contributors: Nick Redgrave, David Buckland, Sasha Keir, Tom Corbishly
  • Contributors - comments: Nick Redgrave (Sphere Construction); David Buckland & Sasha Keir (Figure Construction); Tom Corbishly (Flying Assistance)
  • SDDO Creator: Paul Allender and Ross Varney
  • Summary: Trespass is the first half of two companion pieces, the second being Affections. David Buckland's designs are constructions that act as extensions to the dancers' bodies. Peter Mumford designed a large light-filled ball, free of wires so it could move. These structures and props are manipulated and negotiated by the dancers that 'trespass' into the stage space. The work includes a commissioned score by Gerald Barry.
  • Analysis: 'Several months ago, before starting rehearsal with the dancers, I asked the composer, costume, stage and lighting designers to contribute dynamically different elements, each of which had the potential to alter and influence the other components of the work - music, design and movement. The title of the piece comes from the idea that all of these elements would be trespassing on the others' domain' (Siobhan Davies, programme note, 1996).
  • Publisher: SDDO
  • Production Date - original: 1996
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2008-04-03
  • Media type: Profile
  • Source: SDDO
  • Relation: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
  • Tour: with Art of Touch: 10/05/96 - 11/05/96 - Grand Theatre, Blackpool 20/05/96 - 21/05/96 - Mercury Theatre, Colchester 31/05/96 - 01/06/96 - Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne 04/06/96 - 05/06/96 - Crucible Theatre, Sheffield with Affections: 16/10/96 - 17/10/96 - Oxford Playhouse 25/10/96 - 26/10/96 - Snape Maltings Concert Hall 29/10/96 - 30/10/96 - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 01/11/96 - 02/11/96 - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 05/11/96 - 06/11/96 - Espoo Cultural Centre, Finland 08/11/96 - 09/11/96 - Birmingham Repertory Theatre 14/11/96 - 16/11/96 - Stranmillis College Theatre, Belfast Festival at Queens
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  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesreplay.com/record/30