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New Dance Commissions

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Three of the ROH2's Choreographic Associates mark the end of their time at the ROH with a series of new works complimentary in their unique styles and bold use of striking imagery. Read More >

Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Laïla Diallo and Sarah Dowling mark the completion of their two years on ROH2’s Choreographic Associate Scheme with New Dance Commissions, commissioned by ROH2.

With each choreographer bringing their unique style and bold use of striking imagery, these pieces promise an intriguing insight into aspects of contemporary society and a fresh perspective on dance.

Remote: Diallo, formerly a dancer with Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, is joined by a small ensemble of performers who explore the theme of migration and transience – leaving, arriving, letting go and holding dear – to a newly created score performed live by the composer, Jules Maxwell, and musicians. 

Hold Everything Dear: Dowling, a choreographer in theatre and film as well as one of the original Punchdrunk performers, explores isolation and human communication with a science-fiction edge.

Absent Made Present: Opoku-Addaie, Artistic Director of Jagged Antics and twice Place Prize Finalist, delves into his memories of being surrounded by the daily routine of craft artists. The work explores inherited processes of hand-made crafts and how these processes continue to transform and shape the societies we live in.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 29/03/2012

Closing Night: 31/03/2012

Running time: 2h with 2 intervals

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Cast & Creative


Remote: Elisabetta D'Aloia, Kath Duggan & Jake Ingram-Dodd. Hold Everything Dear: Seke Chimutengwede, Theo Clinkard, Laila Diallo, Helka Kaski & Letty Mitchell. Absent Made Present: Eliisa Eravalo, Maria Olga Palliani, Hugh Steiner & Ruth Voon.


Designer - Remote: Becs Andrew. Absent Made Present: James Button.

Choreographer - Remote: Sarah Dowling. Hold Everything Dear: Laila Diallo. Absent Made Present: Freddie Opoku-Addaie

Lighting Designer - Remote: Lucy Carter. Hold Everything Dear: Guy Hoare. Absent Made Present: David Kidd

Music By - Remote: Tim Adnitt. Hold Everything Dear: Jules Maxwell. Absent Made Present: Alberto Bernal.

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