Newly is inspired by composer Veljo Tormis’ large-scale choral composition called 'Estonian Wedding Songs'. The two dancers create movement and vocal material in response to the principles underlying the traditional folk music. Re-interpreting the structure of the music and using it as a framework for the dance allows a space for the dancers’ relationship to reveal itself in unexpected ways.
Lighting: Warren Letton
Dance: Elisabetta d’Aloia, Juraj Korec
Sound: Stephanie Schober in collaboration with the dancers
Premiered in 2007
Commissioned by ROH2 at the Royal Opera House, London.
Added by Article19 on March 18, 2008