The Black Album

Running time

1hr 15

Numbers on the road

8 Performers
1 Technical (sound & lights)
1 Artistic Director

Photo Credit

Irven Lewis

Contact

info@avantgardedance.com

Availability

Spring 2018 onwards

Participation

Touring shows can be accompanied by Masterclasses for professional dancers or Creative Residencies with options to be integrated into the show. Tony Adigun and the creative team can also host post-show and pre-show talks

Premiere

2013

 

“It all makes for a new turn on contemporary movement that is happy to turn its back on convention and show us that music and dance can combine in ways you would not imagine”
Richard Lutz The Birmingham Press

Open up the sleeve of The Black Album to find a line-up of effortlessly stylish dance. A triple-bill weaved together like your favourite concept album. Taking you on a soulful journey through the truly classic and powerful coolness of black. Using innovative cutting-edge dance, you will experience a musical awakening.

The Black Album is a triple-bill in which three distinctly different hip hop choreographies are woven together like a concept album.

In Omega five dancers and five columns of light improvise and respond to experimental DJs Jazzanova.

A Classical Break presents a humorous and cheeky partnership between break dance and the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev. The language of breaking and the detailed choreography accentuate the orchestral score resulting in a number of magical musical moments.

Dark Matter is abstract and visually captivating, and unleashes the inner darkness of eight powerful dancers. Prowling the perimeter of the stage and playing amongst the shadows, the dancers make you see the music you cannot hear.

Credits

Director / Choreographer: Tony Adigun
Assistant Director: Sara Gordon
Stylist: Ayishat Akanbi
Music Arrangement: Tony Adigun
Lighting Design: Anthony Hately
Dancers: Tony Adigun, Sara Gordon, Caramel Soldier, Dani Harris -Walters, Jordan Melchor, DJ Jam Fu, B-boys Silent and Jangles.
Original Producer: Tia Hassan