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Manchester Collective | Ecstatic Dances

Manchester Collective | Ecstatic Dances
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24 Jan 2020 8pm

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The Crypt, Leeds Town Hall

The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD

Manchester Collective: Ecstatic Dances

Paul Clark - composer
Poul Høxbro - pipes and drums
Manchester Collective - string quintet

Ecstatic Dances
 created by Poul Høxbro and Manchester Collective

Poul Høxbro has been called “the great man of small instruments”. He’s an endlessly fascinating and inspiring musician - a Danish master of ancient flutes and bells, of bones and drums. As soon as we met him, we knew we had to work with him.

While we were building the show, we had a moment when we realised that this combination of instruments has literally never been heard before. The set that we are presenting is all new - terrifyingly, ink-barely-dry new. Ancient music, brought vividly to life for 21st Century ears.

Rounding out our artistic team for the project is composer Paul Clark, who will be writing new music for the show. Paul makes his Manchester Collective debut fresh off the back of a hugely successful collaboration with Renee Fleming and Ben Whishaw at The Shed in New York. We’re thrilled to have him along for the ride.

Full disclosure - Ecstatic Dances feels scary for us. New work is always frightening, mostly because until you start making it, you never really know what you’re going to end up with. Fortunately, we’re not particularly fond of being comfortable. Come join us on tour. Let’s get risky.

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Full: £20.67 inclusive of 6% booking fee
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s, full-time students, unwaged: 50% off

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