Fri 6 Jul, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
The venue plays host to a wide range of concerts with a repertoire ranging from medieval music to avant garde jazz. The buildings versatility in terms of adjustable acoustic and seating configurations has enabled it to become the home for numerous local groups who have made it their first choice for regular performances. The building now also promote their own concert series, under the patronage of cellist Steven Isserlis, which provides both new and established artists from Britain and abroad.
Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Rehearsal rooms
Pay and display parking may be available in St Clements public car park, and there are a limited number of spaces sometimes available in Magdalen College School car park directly opposite the main entrance to St Hilda'ss. Disabled parking is available - please call to reserve a space.
Walking: approx. 15 mins
By car: approx. 10 mins
By Bus: approx. 20 mins, Gloucester Green Bus Station (Bay 3), X90 to London every 15 mins, St Clements Street (Stop A).
St Aldates (Stop G4), BROOKESbus U5X to JR every 4 mins, The Plain Stop
Westgate (Stop E1), 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, The Plain Stop
St Hilda's College, Cowley Place,
Telephone: 01865 286 660
DANSOX and the LHN Series join forces for this multi-disciplinary presentation of three new works that stretch the synthetic possibilities of music and dance. Over a four-day residency at St Hilda’s College, one of Holland’s leading contemporary music groups, Ensemble Klang, will be working with three composers from Oxford and several dancer-choreographers from Rambert Dance, including Simone Damberg Würtz and Liam Francis, and Toby Praetorius (Royal Danish Ballet).
‘Open’ rehearsals will take place each afternoon on 3-5 July, as well a fully-staged performance on the evening of 6 July.
CUE by Anna Appleby (Rambert Music Fellow and St Hilda’s alumna) is a quirky and comical piece that plays with the audience’s perceptions of the boundaries between dance and music. Grim’s Ditch is a work of polyinterpretable music theatre by composer Joel Baldwin (St Hilda’s) that explores melancholia, politics, artistic expression and meaning through the layering of multimedia, sound and physical motion. Joseph Currie (St Anne’s) investigates different kinds of time in movement, motivated by the structural difference of heartbeats and breaths, alongside ideas about gendered breath and the expressive apparatus behind screaming.
Duration: 2 hours with interval
Performance & Rehearsal Combo Ticket - £40
Grants access to the Concert and all Rehearsals on 3-5 July. (Rehearsals are 3.30pm - 5.30pm each day.)
£5 General Admission to Rehearsals (Free for Full Time University Students) - Available on the door only.