Dance Curves


Dance Curves takes as its starting point a series of drawings by Wassily Kandinsky. Kandinsky’s lines abstract Charlotte Rudolph’s photographs of the dancer/choreographer Gret Palucca, simplifying the structure, yet highlighting the contours and movements of the body.

For the recording, I took into consideration the unconventional techniques the music has, such as foot stomps.

This series of pieces aims to translate the static images of Kandinsky and Rudolph back into the performance context in which Palucca worked. The pieces represent the images both sonically, and in literal gestures, some of which directly quote the images, and some of which abstract them even further. This is the ensemble version of the piece, for violin (Valerie Pearson), cello (Claire Babington) and Piano (Kate Ledger). The full version uses the sound and video as a backdrop to choreography inspired by drawings.

Composed by James Redelinghuys.