Southbank Centre artist in residence Rafael Bonachela curates 62C, a selection of six works by seven of his favourite national and international choreographers. Complementing the free performances on The Clore Ballroom over the weekend are a selection of dance films and the latest exhibition from dance photographer, Ione Saizar.
On Saturday 31 January Bilbao-based dancer and choreographer Blanca Arrieta presents Ciento Cinquenta Cuerdas and 2008 Place Prize Winner Adam Linder performs his solo work, The Perfect Score to Ravel's Bolero. This will be followed by Bf Starter, a collaborative creation by Jorge Crecis and Frederick Opoku-Addaie, (recipient of the prestigious 2009 Robin Howard choreographic commission).
On Sunday 1 February Laila Diallo (ex-Random dance) shares her piece The Wayside, a solo performance inspired by the theme of departure and New-Zealand born Cameron McMillan performs his duet with award-winning dancer Amy Hollingsworth And Then, You Were Gone to a score by New Zealand composer and percussionist Gareth Farr. 62C finishes with dance, opera and theatre choreographer, Ben Wright's Passing strange and wonderful, performed by members of his company bgroup.
Throughout the weekend, a selection of dance films will be screened including the UK premiere of (v) to leap or skip, especially in an emotional manner, by dancer Theo Clinkard and filmmaker Mariko Montpetit. Photographer, Ione Saizar presents her intimate series of documentary-style photographs that represent and interpret the work of her friend Rafael Bonachela in You must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on. Ione's work is inspired by artists such as Francis Bacon, Caravaggio and Muybridge.