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Professor Sue Jones

DANSOX: Rawaa

17:30 to 19:00

DANSOX returns this term with an exciting programme of events.

Watch the process of creating a new ballet over the course of a two-day interdisciplinary workshop with writer Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, pianist and composer Joanna MacGregor, and professional dancers.

Rawaa comes from Arabic - the root for words meaning 'to water' and 'to relate' and provides the dominant metaphorical motif of the ballet's mood and movement. Affinities emerge between poetic metre, musical pulse, and water management (water wheels, aqueducts) in Arab culture. The ballet will offer a counterpoise to the orientalism of Scheherazade, exploring the inner lives and drives of legendary women performers from the Middle East who have attained mythic status.

The artists will collaborate on the ballet in a series of workshops held in the Jacqueline du Pre Building over the course of two days from 12-14 November. There will be a 'showing' of the ballet workshop on Tuesday 14 November at 5.30pm which will be open to the public - booking is essential for this part of the programme.

A public 'showing' of the ballet workshop will take place on Tuesday 14 November at 5.30pm. Book here.

During the two-day workshop, there will be opportunities to 'drop in' to view the artists at work. For more information, contact Professor Susan Jones by email.

Forthcoming DANSOX events - dates for your diary:

Lisa Dwan: Performing Beckett Thursday 16 November 2017

Dance Films Screening Monday 19 February 2018

Guest Lecture: Fred Astaire by Alastair Macaulay (New York Times Chief Dance Critic) Thursday 1 March 2018