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Dance Umbrella: The Future Bursts In

24–26 October 2019
Linbury Theatre

Compagnie Amala Dianor and Ballet de Lorraine present a special programme to mark the Merce Cunningham Centennial.

When to see it

Background

Two international companies present a second Linbury programme to mark the Merce Cunningham Centennial. Amala Dianor performs Somewhere in the Middle of Infinity, in which three dancers test borders and boundaries as hip hop, African and contemporary dance clash with creative force. CCN – Ballet de Lorraine performs two works. For Four Walls explores the fluid interactions between past and present, taking inspiration from a 1944 collaboration between Cunningham and composer John Cage. Cunningham’s Sounddance (1975) completes the programme with an ‘organized chaos’ and frenetic energy that challenges concepts of symmetry and conformity in the idea of ballet itself.