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Dance Works

for nine players
9 players
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Exhilarating and celebratory, the rhythmic demands and physicality of Dance Works share roots with rock, jazz, and even the dynamic syncopations of medieval dance music. Steve Martland collaborated with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and Aletta Collins’ original choreography centred around a single dancer’s vain attempts to join a larger group. While the music deliberately avoids any narrative elements, dramatic tension is created through simultaneous dissonant and consonant harmony. Originally scored for the Steve Martland Band, Martland later made an arrangement of Dance Works for two pianos. This smaller version retains all the rhythmic power of the original but opens up new possibilities for small-scale or touring dance companies.

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Dance Works
for nine players
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
25 ′
World Premiere:
April 28, 1993 · Northampton (UK)
Conductor: Nicholas Mojsiejenko
Set desing: Tom Cairns · Choreography: Aletta Collins · London Contemporary Dance Theatre
Commissioned work :
Commissioned by London Contemporary Dance Theatre for "Shoes" by Aletta Collins

Technical Details

Product number:
LSL 2899-01

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    Orchestra: The Great Noise Ensemble
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    Orchestra: The Great Noise Ensemble
    March 11, 2016 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America) , The War Memorial
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    Conductor: Bede Williams
    May 3, 2015 | Glasgow (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Royal Concert Hall
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    Conductor: Bede Williams
    Orchestra: St Andrews Contemporary Music Ensemble
    January 31, 2015 | St. Andrews (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
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