Dance Re-imagined

Repertoire

  • Tania León New work (world premiere)*
  • Ravel La valse
    Szymanowski Harnasie**

Performers

  • Edward Gardner conductor
  • Robert Murray tenor
  • Flemish Radio Choir

Edward Gardner joins forces with Wayne McGregor for A Body for Harnasie.

Creativity inspires creativity: a sound, a melody, or a whole composition can spark endless different imaginative responses. Tania León opens the concert with her first new commission as the LPO’s Composer-in-Residence. Ravel waltzes on the edge. Wayne McGregor and Ben Cullen Williams join forces with Edward Gardner for A Body for Harnasie, a dazzling, cross-artform reinvention of Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie.

Szymanowski’s music is sensuous and explosive; McGregor responds using digitally enhanced choreographic storytelling to open a portal to a new expressive world, with innovative technological interventions by Ben Cullen Williams. The story of Harnasie is reimagined through the use of human and digital intelligence, taking the form of a kinetic, sculptural video installation that explores the universal narratives of Harnasie within our rapidly changing contemporary world.

The music is in you – where will it take you?

Free pre-concert event

6.15-6.45pm
Royal Festival Hall

LPO Artistic Director Elena Dubinets discusses the evening’s programme with Tania León.

Wed 6 Mar 2024, 7.30pm

Royal Festival Hall

Tickets £7 - £70

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*Co-commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Concertgebouw Brugge.

**Harnasie is an original co-production of NOSPR The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (initiator), London Philharmonic Orchestra (with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute), conceived and produced by Studio Wayne McGregor.
Project partner: Concertgebouw Brugge.

 

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

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