5 2 10 was the final piece made at the Royal Opera House completing our 6 year tenure. A wonderful 6 years thanks to Deborah Bull, Phyllida Ritter and Phillipa Rooke, a great team. 5 duets, 2 solos and 10 instruments. I created this piece as my mama was dying and when I lost my first child. Its a piece I hold dear to my heart.
I based the duets and solos on the energetic system running through the physical body, otherwise known as the 'chakra system'. The word Chakra is a Sanksrit word meaning “wheel” or “circle”, and it refers to the individual circular spinning wheels of energy located throughout the body. The Chakra System helps to explain the movement of this life force or “energy”, and can help us understand ourselves. It's a system I continue to work with in my creative work. 'My' dancers incredible: Catherine Bennett, Lee Clayton, Jason Keenan-Smith and Jenny Tattersall.
Again it was met with mixed reviews. A beautiful review written by Donald Hutera in the Times. I can't seem to lay my hands on it!
5 2 10 takes you on an evolutionary journey through the human emotions with fervent, powerful music - played live - and dance of heart-stopping athleticism and beauty. 5 2 10 is dance and music infused with the colours and emotions of the body’s seven chakras from root to crown. Each chakra represents a spiritual life lesson – love, communication, wisdom, creativity and the connection to our higher power. Choreographed by Fin Walker with a new score by Ben Park and designed by the award-winning John Napier, Lucy Carter and Jack Galloway. Provocative and captivating, 5 2 10 is performed by a company of seven extraordinary performers. Walker Dance Park Music, directed by choreographer Fin Walker and composer Ben Park, is an associate company of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
5 2 10Djanogly Theatre£12 (£9 concession)