THE SIGNAL OF A SHAKE     (2000)

Created for
Richard Alston Dance Company

 

Music 
George Frideric Handel - Concerti for Organ and Orchestra 
 
Lighting
Charles Balfour
 
Costumes 
Jeanne Spaziani

 

Duration

24 minutes

Originally danced by a cast of

5 women 5 men 

Video Excerpt

Filmed and edited by Steve Jackman at Sadler's Wells.

Produced by The Place.

The music by Handel is some of the most exuberant I have ever chosen – I still believe profoundly in the life-enhancing joy of dance and this piece is clear evidence of the power of what I continue to love above all things. In the video this piece of music is heard twice, firstly as part of an organ concerto and then a concerto grosso for string orchestra. Freed of Organ interruptions the music flies and so do the steps, the same ones repeated.


First performed by the Richard Alston Dance Company on 15 February 2000.