Collaborations with Dance

Prokofiev regularly collaborates with contemporary dance. His first full-length ballet work, Ein Winternachtstraum, was choreographed by Cathy Marston and premiered by Bern Ballet (with Bern Symphony Orchestra) in 2011. In 2013 Karole Armitage choreographed extracts and remixes from his Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra. More recent dance works include two ballets solely for electronics; Howl! (Tanz Luzerner Theater/Maurice Causey, 2013), and three works with acclaimed contemporary choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh: Strange Blooms (2013), Terra Incognita (2014) commissioned by Rambert Dance Company, Bayadere: The Ninth Life (2015) premiered at Lindbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, reviving at Sadler’s Wells in October 2017. In 2017, he made his debut composition for Stuttgarter Ballet with a score for full orchestra and live electronics, choreographed by Kasia Kozielska: Dark Glow. This year, he composed an acoustic/electronic score for Gandini Juggling and Alexander Whitley Company for their show Spring, which is currently on tour in the UK and Europe.

Below are a selection of videos of Gabriel Prokofiev dance collaborations:

Gandini Juggling Dance Company and Alexander Whitley Company

Dancer: Christopher Roman
Director: Michael Slobodian
Music by Gabriel Prokofiev and Peter Gregson: Float Dance’ (Adhelm Remix)

‘Strange Blooms’ (excerpt)
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Electric Score created entirely from Louis Couperain Chaconne, Harpsichord

‘Bayadère – The Ninth Life’ (excerpt)
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company
Electric Score featuring Indian percussion, piano, strings and electrical material created from the Ludwig Minkus original score for La Bayadère

‘Howl’ (excerpts)
Lucerne Dance Theatre
Choreographer: Maurice Causey

Electronic Score created with ARP Odyssey Analogue Synthesiser & Computer

‘Mechanics of the Dance Machine’ (excerpts)
Armitage Gone Dance
Choreography: Karole Armitage

‘Sleeveless Scherzo’
Duo for Violin and Dancer
Violinist: Lynn Kuo
Dancer: Angela Blumberg
(live in Toronto, 2014)

‘Ein Winternachstraum’ (promotional film)
Bern Ballet
Choreographer: Cathy Marston
Music by Gabriel Prokofiev and Felix Mendelssohn

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