On Saturday 10 October, Trinity Laban dance artist Alison Curtis-Jones travels to Switzerland to perform two new works with her company Summit Dance Theatre.
The works are recreations of Rudolf Laban’s Dancing Drumstick and Ishtar’s Journey into Hades, which were originally choreographed in Monte Verita in 1913, at Laban's School of Movement. They will be performed at the Teatro Del Gatto in Ascona and filmed by German television company ARTE.
Summit Dance Theatre were winners of the prestigious Swiss Dance Award “Dance as Cultural Heritage” for 2014-15. All of the dancers are either alumni or current members of the Faculty of Dance: Robert Keates, Charlotte Pook, Claire Victoria Lambert, James Kay, Andy Race, Fred Gehrig, Verena Schneider, Ellen Jeffrey and Ingvild Olsen. Collaborators include Producer and fellow alumnus Nunzia Tirelli, composers and musicians Oli Newman and James Keane, and costume designer Mary Fisher.
This has been a busy year for Ali Curtis-Jones in Europe. Most recently, in July she was invited to the Dalcroze International Conference in Vienna, where she taught a master class and presented a paper on the impact of the Dalcroze method on Rudolf Laban’s dance theatre practice.
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