Darkstar & James McVinnie

Part of New Music Biennial

Dance Unity is a piece composed by Darkstar and performed by James Mcvinnie. It is inspired by Hull as a city and the Dance Unity parties that were held there in the early 90s.

With focus on trying to create a piece that oscillates through a series of movements and emotions Dance Unity is the result of trying to immerse ourselves in the capabilities and functionality of the organ but also the landscape of Hull as backdrop in playing host to parties that were intrinsic to the city in the early 90s. Dance Unity feels like an appropriate reaction to the positivity galvanised in the recent election and the context draws parallels in trying to display a unified front in times of adversity.

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Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

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Event information
This 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.