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12th November 2017 12:00am to 14th November 2017 11:59pm
(viewing times, talk by Marina Warner, to be confirmed)

Watch the process of creating a new ballet in an interdisciplinary workshop with writer, Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, pianist and composer, Joanna MacGregor, and professional dancers. Rawaa comes from Arabic – the root for words meaning ‘to water’ and ‘ to relate’ and provides the dominant metaphorical motif of the ballet’s mood and movement. Affinities emerge between poetic metre, musical pulse, and water management (water wheels, aqueducts) in Arab culture. The ballet will offer a counterpoise to the orientalism of Scheherazade, exploring the inner lives and drives of legendary women performers from the Middle East who have attained mythic status.