Conference: Getting it Right?


New music and dance

Wed 9 Mar 2016 10.00am - 5.30pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)

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The third in a series of Guildhall ResearchWorks and London Symphony Orchestra Getting it Right? conferences brings together leading figures and emerging artists from the worlds of new music and dance to explore the dynamic relationship between the two disciplines.

An exciting day of talks, debates and seminars convened by Professor of Composition Julian Anderson, who will also interview celebrated choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Conference schedule

9.30am Registration

10–11.15am Session 1
Welcome & Introduction by Julian Anderson
Interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

11.15–11.45am Break

11.45am–12.45pm Session 2
COLLABORATIONS ACROSS THE DIVIDE: exploring communication between music and movement
Session chair: Laura Bowler, Professor of Composition, Guildhall School, vocalist

Poetry and Comedy: 19 years of artistic partnership

Rambert Music Fellowship

Guildhall School Orchestral Artistry Masters clarinettist Rachel Coe performs and discusses Stockhausen’s Harlekin for solo clarinet (extracts)

12.45–1.45pm Lunch

1.45–2.45pm Session 3

London Contemporary Dance School & Guildhall School
Session chair: Dr Paul Newland, Associate Head of Composition Department (Postgraduate), Guildhall School

Filmed performance: 2015 collaborative work by Guildhall School composer Cameron Dodds & LCDS choreographer Yue Tong Kwan

Live showcase: another way of talking (c10’), 2015 collaborative work by Guildhall School composer Toby Huelin & LCDS choreographer Maeve McGreevy for 2 celli, 3 dancers

2.45–3.15pm Break

3.15–4.30pm Session 4
TRADITION AND INNOVATION: perspectives on new work at The Royal Ballet
Session chair: Bob Lockyer, former BBC arts executive, founder chair of Dance UK

4.30–c5.30pm Session 5
Round Table THINKING AHEAD: questions and provocations
Session chair: Ismene Brown, arts journalist, dance critic

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Laura Bowler, Brian Elias, Michael Finnissy, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gavin Higgins, Colin Matthews, Paul Newland, Quinta, Michael Picknett

Mark Baldwin (Rambert), Lauren Potter (London Contemporary Dance School), Charlotte Edmonds (The Royal Ballet), Shobana Jeyasingh (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance)

Koen Kessels (The Royal Ballet), Paul Hoskins (Rambert)

Leaders from the dance world
Bob Lockyer (formally BBC, founding Chair of Dance UK), Kevin O'Hare (Director of The Royal Ballet), Ismene Brown (arts journalist & dance critic), Julia Carruthers (Dublin Dance Festival)

Plus contributions, including performance, from dancers, choreographers and musicians in training from the Guildhall School and London Contemporary Dance School.

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