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Internationally renowned for his choreography rooted in collaboration, emotional connection and notions of co-authorship within dance, Richard Chappell has created works for theatres including the Royal Opera House, National Dance Company Wales and the English National Ballet as well as leading his own ensemble since 2013.

His company’s latest work, Infinite Ways Home, which comes to Dance City in Newcastle on Friday 27th May, continues to draw upon the theme of community that has been a running thread in his work, taking it to new heights.

Featuring a pulsating electronic soundtrack from experimental duo Larch and live violin by soloist Enyuan Khong, Infinite Ways Home takes six people on a journey that emphasises humans’ innate need for connection. Combining traditional ballet, contemporary dance and improvisational passages, the work also takes inspiration from both connection with the natural world found in Druidic practices and the human bonding of rave culture. In synthesising its influences into an exhilarating 55-minute piece, Infinite Ways Home takes the audience on as much of a multisensory, ritualistic trip as its leading figures. After the turbulence of the past few years, Chappell’s work acknowledges that finding home can be restorative and reflective.

Infinite Ways Home is at Dance City, Newcastle on Friday 27th May.

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