La Mer (Four hands. Two dancers. Two Films)
A live performance event that combines Debussy’s masterwork in the composer’s version for piano duet, with dance and film.
The visual inspiration for Debussy's 1905 orchestral triptych La Mer came from Turner whom Debussy praised as the “finest creator of mystery in art,” and Katsushika Hokusai, whose The Great Wave Off Kanagawa was the composer’s choice to adorn the title page of the score. Shortly after Debussy completed La Mer in March 1905, at the Grand Hotel Eastbourne overlooking the English Channel, he arranged the piece for piano for four hands.
Pianists: Imma Setiadi and Nigel Clayton
Dancers: Stephanie Berge and Jessica Walker
Choreography: Tony Thatcher
Film: Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone
At Queen Mary University of London
Full Open Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, 12th June 2018, at 5.30pm.
Contemporary Dance Workshop: Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 11am–1pm.
Performances: Wednesday, 13th June 2018, at 5.30pm & 6.30pm.
The performances and workshop are free but places are limited. Booking essential.
Great Hall, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
For tickets: www.eventbright.co.uk