Alison Curtis-Jones


Bonnie Bird Theatre, London

Dancer in Drumstick, a re-imagining of Rudolf Laban’s The Dancing Drumstick (1913) based on research by Alison Curtis-Jones, as part of the Dance Legends Historical Project.

The re-imagining, Drumstick, makes reference to Laban’s early experiments with the inherent rhythms of dancers’ bodies, challenging the belief that movement should respond to music. The dancers determine the rhythmic phrasing live on stage and musicians improvise in response to what they see.

Choreography: Alison Curtis-Jones
Music: James Keane