About the event

A tribute to electronic music.

Part 1, Step Sonic

A new, live form of dance music. Raw physicality, breath, voice, the noise of bodies impacting and the sound of feet & limbs on the floor create the score of this new dance work. Three dancers unite in an amplified environment. Shotgun microphones, custom made instruments, plate reverbs and amplified boxes capture the rhythms and sounds. Sampled and processed live by composer Jo Wills, our dancers become The Band creating a new type of dance music/music dance.

Part 2 – 3 Solo’s by 3 Choreographers

A celebration of the instrumental impact music has had on contemporary dance, featuring:

SURGE by Tom Dale: Adrenaline charged, awe inspiring, furious urban contemporary dance performed by one of the UK’s rising stars.

Resonance of Air by Eleesha Drennan: Surprising rhythms of bat echolocation set the score for a virtuosic display of visible echoes.

And a new work by Jamaal Burkmar: Soul, rhythm and blues, funk, pop and a classical music infusion inspired by Janelle Monae.

 

Focused on the body and movement Step Sonic part 1 & 2 is a visceral, explosive and captivating performance.

 

Step Sonic is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. TDC gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation and The Place.  Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photographer: Alicia Clarke