With composer Scott Walker setting the scene for a sinister and primal ball, Rafael Bonachela’s choreography cuts through the space, pushing the dancers into extreme connections, entangled in each others bodies, throwing their partners into flight, only to catch and grab and throw again and again and again.
And Who Shall Go To The Ball was added to the GCSE Dance syllabus in May 2011.
A blast of red-hot physicality powered by a phenomenal score
Bonachela trademark duets, in which limbs are violently pinioned and bodies precariously balanced, are forced to new limits.
Thank the Lord for Rafael Bonachela
Choreography & Direction
Music Composer and Original Concept
Bettina Carpi, Marc Brew, Nadia Adame, Zoë Brown, Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Natalie Ayton, Jorge Crecis
Music commissioned by
Southbank Centre with support from the London Sinfonietta
Scott Walker & Mark Warman Orchestra