This event finished on: 12 April 2012
To celebrate his 70th birthday, Bob Lockyer has commissioned birthday gifts from Richard Alston, Mark Baldwin, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Monica Mason.
Each will present an original choreography in a gala evening that pays tribute to Bob’s career as dance producer for the BBC and, in the words of the Critics' Circle, "one of the great heroes of British dance".
The performance features dancers from Rambert Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, London Contemporary Dance School and The Royal Ballet School, together with live musical accompaniment, and is followed by a supper reception.
The programme features new works by:
- Richard Alston
- Mark Baldwin
- Rob Binet (Choreographic Apprentice at The Royal Ballet, commissioned by Wayne McGregor)
- Sebastian Goffin (graduate-year Royal Ballet School student, commissioned by Monica Mason)
- Charlie Morrissey (commissioned by Siobhan Davies)
The price of £40 includes a £30 donation to be shared between two funds supporting the creation of new dance works: the Royal Philharmonic Society Drummond Fund and The Place's Pioneering Fund.
"Making new things happen was at the heart of all the work I did at the BBC. I’ve asked some of my dance friends to present new works for this performance. It's quite a line-up and it’s going to be quite an evening. Thanks to their generosity, and yours, it will also raise funds to support the future."
Bob Lockyer adjusting the costume of Winfried Kirsch as "Death" in Kurt Jooss's The Green Table, filmed by BBC TV in 1967