Now for a guide to human anatomy in music & dance

2010 sees sound once again come together with DanceLive, Aberdeen’s annual celebration of contemporary dance. Final event on Saturday 6 November, the celebrated Hebrides Ensemble joins forces with percussionist Colin Currie and dancer/choreographer Michael Popper at Woodend Barn for an evening that includes Sir Peter Maxwell DaviesVesalii Icones – a part ballet, part performance art piece, for solo dancer, solo cello and instrumental ensemble. This is a unique opportunity to hear one of Maxwell Davies’ finest works!

Vesalii Icones Preview Podcast by Hebrides Ensemble

The ensemble will also perform works from some of the most renowned British composers of today. Opening with Maxwell Davies’ wonderfully colourful transcriptions of well-known Scottish Renaissance Dances, they then welcome Scottish percussionist star Colin Currie for  a dazzling virtuosic performance of Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Axe Manual. Thomas Adès’s Court Studies From The Tempest compliments the evening’s Renaissance theme.

More details about the event here

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