Festival 2021

Dancing with Apollo

Sara Trickey, Ivana Gavric & Marina Warner, plus dancers Laurel Dalley Smith and Liam Riddick with choreography by Kim Brandstrup

Sunday 11 July, 4pm

The Octagon

World Premiere

Spitalfields Music is most grateful to Queen Mary University of London for their support of this event. 

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Dancing with Apollo

A programme of music, dance and commentary centred on Greek myth, ranging from Szymanowski’s impressionistic and exotic vision of characters from ancient Greek myth, to Stravinsky’s sparkling neo-classical interpretation of ancient Greek song forms, to David Matthews’ lyrical version of the story of Venus and Adonis, composed for Sara TrickeyWe also have the premiere of a new piece by Festival Curator Edmund Finnisfeaturing dancers directed by the acclaimed choreographer, Kim Brandstrup. 

Dame Marina WarnerBritain’s foremost mythographer, completes the line-up, shedding light on the meaning and history behind the works. 

Igor Stravinsky  Duo Concertante  

Karol Szymanowski  Myths  

David Matthews  Venus and Adonis  

Edmund Finnis   New Work  world premiere 

 

 Sara Trickey  violin  

Ivana Gavric  piano  

Marina Warner analysis and myth 

Kim Brandstrup  choreography

Laurel Dalley Smith and Liam Riddick dancers

 

Edmund Finnis’ work was commissioned by Spitalfields Music, with the support of the New Music Commission Fund 

Spitalfields Music is most grateful to Queen Mary University of London for their support of this event. 

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SUNDAY 11 JULY
4:00 PM

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The Octagon

Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS

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