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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Dance Work

Work: Eighty Eight

Summary

Eighty Eight toured alongside Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues in 1998, as an example of a linked programme of Davies' choreography. Eighty Eight and Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues share a similar urban, industrial quality in the combination of movement and design but in Eighty Eight, Davies worked without specific context. Keyboard music provides another link, but Eighty Eight is set to pianola music by Conlon Nancarrow (Studies 4, 6, 12, 17, 20, 25, 27, 31 and Tango).

Analysis

'Rex Lawson played live Conlon Nancarrow's music for piano. From the beginning, Davies and the dancers could be stimulated by the visual rhythms seen on the piano keys and the punched patterns of the score on the paper piano rolls. The precision and urgency of the sound motivated schemes of actions and movement scales, which the dancers use to travel across the space. The incredible speed of the piano challenges the dancers and occasionally, they in turn become wilfully slow’ (Deborah Saxon, 2009).

Dance Work

  • Series Title: Eighty Eight
  • Title: Dance Work
  • Choreographer: Siobhan Davies
  • Dancers: Amanda Britton, Sean Feldman, David Hughes, John Kilroy, Henry Montes, Matthew Morris, Paul Old, Lauren Potter, Catherine Quinn, Deborah Saxon, Sarah Warsop
  • Music: Conlon Nancarrow
  • Music - comments: Studies for Player Piano 4,6,12,17,20,25,27,31 and Tango, by arrangement with Schott and Company Ltd, copyright Smith Publications, Baltimore, USA.
  • Musicians: Rex Lawson
  • Designer: David Buckland
  • Design - comments: Metalwork: Dovetail Specialist Scenery Pipework: New Vent Distributors Ltd
  • Lighting Design: Peter Mumford
  • Costume Maker: Sasha Keir
  • SDDO Creator: Paul Allender and Ross Varney
  • Summary: Eighty Eight toured alongside Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues in 1998, as an example of a linked programme of Davies' choreography. Eighty Eight and Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues share a similar urban, industrial quality in the combination of movement and design but in Eighty Eight, Davies worked without specific context. Keyboard music provides another link, but Eighty Eight is set to pianola music by Conlon Nancarrow (Studies 4, 6, 12, 17, 20, 25, 27, 31 and Tango).
  • Analysis: 'Rex Lawson played live Conlon Nancarrow's music for piano. From the beginning, Davies and the dancers could be stimulated by the visual rhythms seen on the piano keys and the punched patterns of the score on the paper piano rolls. The precision and urgency of the sound motivated schemes of actions and movement scales, which the dancers use to travel across the space. The incredible speed of the piano challenges the dancers and occasionally, they in turn become wilfully slow’ (Deborah Saxon, 2009).
  • Publisher: SDDO
  • Production Date - original: 1998
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2008-04-02
  • Media type: Profile
  • Source: SDDO
  • Relation: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
  • Tour: with Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues 30/04/98 - 01/05/98 - Oxford Playhouse 06/05/98 - Wycome Swan, High Wycombe 15/05/98 - 16/05/98 - Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 22/05/98 - 23/05/98 - Cambridge Arts Theatre 29/05/98 - 30/05/98 - Grand Theatre, Blackpool 26/07/98 - Kalamata Festival, Greece 01/10/98 - 03/10/98 - Barbican Centre, London 09/10/98 - 10/10/98 - Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 14/10/98 - 15/10/98 - Birmingham Repertory Theatre 03/11/98 - Cankarjev dom, Slovenia
  • Subscription - only: Public
  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesarchive.com/record/14