“A timeless Triple Bill of gripping New Works, featuring 8 of Wales’ most exciting dancers.”
Hot on the heels of their acclaimed 2021 debut production of The Nutcracker, Rubicon Dance Company will be returning to Riverfront Theatre, Newport, for its inaugural TRIPLE BILL, premiering 3 gripping world premieres that celebrate the launch of a new dance company for Wales.
Each piece is 20 minutes with a 15 minute interval between each
Choreographer Jamiel Laurence
Composer Sonia Killmann
Choreographer Anna Watkins
Soundtrack by Bawren Tavaziva & Zosia Jagodzinska
Choreographer Marcus Jarrell Willis
Composers Schubert, Jordan O Jordan & J.S. Bach
Designs by Rhiannon Matthews
Set Design Tancred Ingram
TRIPLE BILL will present audiences with a series of timeless danced expressions of relatable human experiences shared across past, present, and future.
Bringing Sci-Fi to the stage, Jamiel Laurence’s new work “Read-Only Memory” will explore how the technology of the far future may be used to manipulate human memory, forcing us to relive deeply personal experiences from a new perspective. Drawing inspiration from the “DUNE” series of novels by sci-fi author Frank Herbert, the work will feature exciting new designs by Rhiannon Matthews and be accompanied by a newly commissioned composition from Scotland-based composer Sonia Killmann.
The programme will also premiere a newly commissioned work from award winning U.K. choreographer Anna Watkins. Anna's first work for the company “24HR” will explore a ‘therapy room’ told through her powerful and athletic choreographic language. Drawing on shared experiences of depression, the humanity of the work will be found through her courageous self-exploration laid bare before the audience; With an original soundtrack created by Bawren Tavaziva & Zosia Jagodzinska.
Marcus Willis’ “High Jinks” transports the audience to an evening of boisterous antics amongst a familiar group of folks. Bringing the work to the U.K. for the first time, High Jinks is a reimagined and extended choreographic work, first created in 2016. With all new choreography and utilizing the structural road map from its original inception, the new version of High Jinks will feature a brand-new costume palette designed by Rhiannon Matthews and feature the music of Schubert, J.S. Bach and Jordan OJordan.