Music for Dance: Orchestras for All Season 2017-2018
In our 2017-2018 Season, Music and Dance: Rhythm of Life, we are going to explore musical works rooted in dance. Our programme will range from courtly ballet music to famous orchestral compositions inspired by folk dance, to a brand new commission featuring cutting edge electronic dance music for DJ and orchestra.
This season, we’re all going to get up and move, experiencing great music from the inside out. We’re going to create dance music ourselves and propose to do so in partnership with an exciting national dance organisation, One Dance UK, with courses and workshops in Yorkshire, the Midlands, Scotland and London.
Throughout the season we’ll be exploring what young orchestral musicians and young dancers can learn from each other. In the process, we want to open up a complementary art form to our disadvantaged 11-18 year old players, whose cultural horizons are often narrow through no fault of their own.