The Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership presents an exclusive double bill of new work by Robert Clark and Theo Clinkard at The Borough Hall in Greenwich on Saturday at 7.45pm on 23 February.
Amstatten is an allegory on fear and confinement. A short story that contrasts performer Janina Rajakangas's inner psychological landscape with the imposition of a reduced and restricted physical space.
Choreographed by Robert Clark and accompanied by a stark and geometric lighting design by acclaimed lighting designer Guy Hoare,Amstattendraws on stories of kidnapping and hostage situations taken from news reports over the past 30 years and presents the audience with a beautiful and disturbing representation of the resulting common elements.
This will be followed by Ordinary Courage, the inaugural work by acclaimed dancer and designer Theo Clinkard. Following 17 years of performing with some of the most celebrated British choreographers, Clinkard directs an international cast who have between them worked with Random Dance, Akram Khan, Richard Alston, Siobhan Davies, Matthew Bourne, Sydney Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre.
With lighting by Zerlina Hughes and an original score by Alan Stones, that incorporates Scarlatti and Bach performed live on piano, Ordinary Courage uses visceral, eloquent and life affirming dance to examine the nature of loss and re-imagine the process of repair as an adventure.
The event is one of the first performances presented by the new partnership formed by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban last year. The two leading dance organisations are working together to bring a fresh focus on dance in South East London.
Kat Bridge, Artistic Programme Manager at Greenwich Dance said: 'This exclusive double bill from two rising choreographers is a prime example of what the Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership can do. By working together and combining our expertise and resources we can better support talented artists to create new work, and make the best in contemporary dance available to audiences in South East London.'
Tickets cost £12 or £9 concessions and are available from Greenwich Dance on 020 8293 9741.