Story of a Night Pianist

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Story of a Night Pianist
Bricolage Dance Theatre presents an interdisciplinary work, 'Story of a Night Pianist', telling the true story of composer Lorenzo Turchi-Floris and the strange experience he had while playing one night. Choreographed by Anna Buonomo, the piece is an interplay of dance and live music and, originally commissioned to be performed at Trinity Buoy Wharf, it draws on historical narratives and characters from nineteenth-century Docklands. The piece is performed alongside FrogHouse Dance Company's 'Lost Men', choreographed by Amy Swalwell.
Event phone: 020 7515 7799
Event website: http://www.space.org.uk

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Darien

I don't always "get" contemporary dance, but I found Story of a Night Pianist atmospheric and interesting. I wasn't initially sure what to make of the "promenade" section - though it certainly made a change from the conventional stage setting - but the second half makes sense of it, bringing everything to a very satisfying conclusion. (Plus, we finally get to meet the titular pianist. I was worried there wasn't going to be one.)

Seamus

An extraordinary and moving piece of dance/theatre/thing making wonderful use of the space. If you follow the work of Punchdrunk you should definitely see this - cleverer and sweeter and strangely profound.

Terrie

An excellent and unusual show, making good use of the internal and external music. Haunting and beautiful live music add to the atmosphere. Well worth seeing and experiencing.

Chris

A very strong show. I'm rarely excited by site-specific work, but this one is really visually interesting. The music is really beautiful and beautifully performed, as is the dancing. Highly recommended.