Sigur Ros and Radiohead are the latest in a long line of cutting edge musicians and artists work in collaboration with renowned choreographer Merce Cunningham. The dance piece, entitled Split Sides, features original recorded scores by both bands, and will be premiered in the UK at The Barbican Theatre from 5-9 October. Split Sides also features sets designed by American photographer Robert Heishman and Turner prize nominee Catherine Yass.
Continuing Cunningham’s life-long fascination with chance, the actual presentation of Split Sides – the choreography; the order of the backdrops; costumes; lighting and the order of the music – is determined by the roll of a dice, making 32 different possible variations of the performance. Each act has provided 20 minutes of new material for what promises to be an extraordinary once off experience.
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For more information about Split Sides, please go here.
Please note: Radiohead nor Sigur Ros will be appearing at these showings. The dancers will be dancing to recorded music.