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VenueUniversity of Bedfordshire Theatre (formerly the Bowen West Theatre)
From6th March 2004
To6th March 2004
What is currently on at University of Bedfordshire Theatre (formerly the Bowen West Theatre) (V16)

Henri Oguike Dance Company

Since he burst onto the scene in 1996, Henri Oguike has become a leading force in dance. Combining technical virtuosity with the immediacy of live music, his work has won numerous awards and given a creative blood transfusion to the world of contemporary dance. By turns thundering and gentle, visceral and flirtatious, the work of this dynamic young company.

Archive :: production:T0220073273, dance or ballet:S02072899242, venue:V16

Front Line/Dido and Aeneas/F.P.S. Part 1/Finale

Front Line - Qguike's signature piece is a sextet danced to Shostakovich's 9th Quartet in E Flat. The moods of the music are constantly shifting. The instruments squeal like animals and engage in wild stamping dances. Dido and Aeneas, inspired by Purcell's operatic masterpiece, is a powerful new work telling the story of two lovers thwarted by fate. F.P.S. (Frames Per Second) Parts 1 - This exquisite solo, danced by Oguike and made in collaboration with lighting designer Guy Hoare, traces the relationship between movment, light and sound. F.P.S. Part 1 is set to the Kronos Quartet's string version of Bill Evan's Piece Peace. Finale This celebratory work for the whole company is set to the Latin-rhythms of French composer, Rene Aubry.


Choreographer Henri Oguike
Lighting Guy Hoare
Costume Elizabeth Barker

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