New Dance Commissions
Three choreographers mark the completion of their two years on ROH2’s Choreographic Associate Scheme with brand-new works.
At the end of the month, three choreographic talents will showcase their work in ROH2′s New Dance Commissions, presenting a programme that promises cutting-edge choreography and sharp, intuitive insights into contemporary society.
Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Laïla Diallo and Sarah Dowling were commissioned to produce a brand new work following two years working on ROH2’s Choreographic Associate Scheme. Using a blend of dance, film and crafts, each tackles different themes in the contemporary world through fresh and unique choreography.
Diallo, formerly a dancer with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, explores themes of migration and transience. Joined by a small ensemble of dancers, he will perform to a newly created score performed live by composer Jules Maxwell and musicians. In contrast, Dowling, one of the original Punchdrunk performers, has produced a work with a science-fiction edge, exploring human communication and isolation, while Opoku-Addaie, Artistic Director of Jagged Antics, delves into the influences of craftsmanship on life and how it can shape society.
Performances will run in the Linbury Studio Theatre from Thursday 29 March to Saturday 31 March, with tickets priced from just £7. You can book tickets here.
To whet your appetite, we’ve highlighted previous works performed for the Royal Opera House from each of the Associate Choreographers:
Laïla Diallo‘s Between the Shingle and the Dune
Sarah Dowling‘s Forest Sale performed at Deloitte Ignite
Freddie Opoku-Addaie ‘s Chasing Wonderland