Have you stared longingly at our OAE Extras Pre-concert event series listing, and been gutted that you can’t make it along because a) you can’t get to the Southbank Centre by 5.45 because you have a full time job, or b) because in your hectic life it’s the choice between dinner before the concert and a bit of light learning, and quite frankly dinner always wins out?
Well, here’s your bit of New Year Luck. The OAE runs a series of Insight Clubs, which we have helpfully scheduled at the weekend, so you won’t be fighting against your dinner to come along. The sessions are longer, and we like to describe them as rather like a book club. Interaction and discussion between the audience and the speakers is encouraged!
On Sunday 13 January, we’ll be meeting Henri Oguike the brains (and feet) behind our choreographed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons that will take place in February. Henri will be joined by Dr Melissa Bianco Borelli, a lecturer in dance studies at the University of Surrey. The two of them will discuss the forthcoming collaboration – Henri’s approach to creating a work, the planning, the rehearsals, selecting the dancers, and how he anticipates working with the musicians. Hearing from the personality involved directly at the heart of the project brings an aspect of understanding and insight (hence the name of the event) far beyond what you may read in a concert programme.
Do come along and be part of the discussion. You even get a complimentary drink and a slice of cake to boot…
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