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ICP 2014 : Black Diamond: Danish Dance Theatre, a contemporary ballet, Denmark

Black Diamond: Danish Dance Theatre, a contemporary ballet, Denmark

>> Date : Thursday 9 October 2014.
>> Time : 7.30 PM
>> Venue : Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center
>> Ticket price : 2,000 / 1,600 / 1,200 / 1,000 / 800 Baht
Choreographer/Artistic Director: Tim Rushton
Supported by Embassy of Denmark, PANDORA and DZ Card

Duration: Part I: 45 mins, Part II: 35 mins
Intermission: 20 mins

One of Northern Europe’s leading contemporary dance companies, Danish Dance Theatre is the largest and the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark. Since 2001, Tim Rushton (MBE) has been the company’s Artistic Director, and has successfully continued Danish Dance Theatre’s vision of combining the classical arts with the modern. Comprising international dancers from all over the world, its repertoire ranges from large stage productions to more intimate ones and open-air events such as Copenhagen Summer Dance at the Copenhagen Police Headquarters and Louisiana Dance at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. The company also tours extensively both nationally and internationally.

With ‘Black Diamond’ Tim Rushton returns to the abstract universe, focusing on the aesthetics and form. The scenography and lighting serve as the central elements in this full-evening work in two acts. In the first act, a diamond-shaped wall forms a massive black structure. The shiny surface reflects onto the dark stage. The choreography is tight and stringent, organized as a multi-faceted powerful organism that dominates the space. The second act’s sparkling white diamond-like wall contrasts with the dark scenography of the first act. Here, silvery white diamonds form the background for a universe in which nuances and colours become brilliant and bright. 

"Mr. Rushton knows how to make things happen." The New York Times
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