New Movement Collective: Les Noces

Grant: RTF64
Detail: Support for a performance premiered in London in January 2024
Performers: New Movement Collective

The Foundation is supporting “Les Noces” created and performed by the dance company New Movement Collective at Woolwich Works, London on 13th and 14th January 2024.

One hundred years after Stravinsky and Nijinska created the powerful masterpiece Les Noces, New Movement Collective presents a re-imagining of this iconic ballet with a mass celebration performed as an evening of music and dance. Performed in Stravinsky’s audacious choice for pianos and percussions, the cast includes singers from the Opera Holland Park Chorus, musicians from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. NMC also commissioned three contemporary composers to respond to Stravinsky’s score: the project’s music director Yshani Perinpanayagam, emerging Royal Academy of Music composer Andrea Balency-Béarn, and Beatbox champion MC Dani