Posted: 23 May 2013
Timed to commemorate the centenary of the riotous debut of The Rite of Spring in Paris, Stephanie Jordan, Professor of Dance research at the University of Roehampton, looks at Stravinsky’s ground-breaking work principally as a dance.
Jordan investigates how Stravinsky’s wildly pagan score spawned a new kind of earthy dance; a dance that was unfamiliar and unsettling to audiences used to the demure classical ballet of the 19th century.
The programme features interviews with choreographers Akram Khan and Mark Morris, both devising new interpretations of the Rite. Jordan meets Deborah Bull, who danced the role of the Chosen Maiden and Monica Mason, for whom the Royal Ballet’s Kenneth MacMillan created his legendary solo choreography. Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer explain how they reconstructed Nijinsky’s 1913 ballet and Marin Alsop describes the physicality involved in conducting Stravinsky’s score today.
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Posted: 13 February 2018
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Two of Roehampton's top sportsmen will compete against teams from across the UK and Northern Ireland as a part of the Home Nations tournament.
Posted: 8 February 2018
Prestigious trust grants Roehampton academic £106,000
A Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Dr Mark Jary by the Leverhulme Trust to work on a book investigating a revolutionary emerging theory on how language works.
Posted: 7 February 2018