BALLARE: TO DANCEPosted by E.Midlands on 31st May 2012
Sat 6 October 7.30pm
Peepul Centre Orchardson Avenue, Leicester LE4 6DP
Ballare: To Dance is a concert that brings together world-class musicians to celebrate internationalism and the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Devised by one of UK’s leading Black classic music composers Philip Herbert and creative producer and mentor Pawlet Brookes, this concert takes a voyage across the African Diaspora, Argentina, Cuba, India, Mexico and Spain through a colourful sound world of classical music scores with strong world music flavours, which connect with international dance traditions.
The concert features two new works. The first work is a Suite for Solo Steel Pan and Strings, which is modeled on the Baroque dance suite, reinvented to include contemporary dances from the Caribbean and further afield within the African Diaspora. The second work, Mantra for an Athlete connects the sound world of India to the strains from the West and is inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Musicians are Timescale Ensemble (soloists from London Symphony Orchestras) along with world music instrumentalists, including solo steel pan, sitar, tabla, guitar and bandoneon, plus some voices.