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Jonathan Eato collaborates with Jacky Lansley on new work, Guest Suites

Posted on 14 February 2012

The new work for 2012 – a dialogue with the Bach Cello Suites – will be performed across the UK

Guest Suites is inspired by Bach's Cello Suites which Lansley and her frequent collaborator composer Jonathan Eato use as an artistic template.The first three suites will be performed live by outstanding cellist Audrey Riley and, on historic recording, by Pablo Casals. Eato's contemporary addition Suite Inserts - a 'compositional reworking' of four movements for cello and electronics - will be performed live by Riley and, on laptop, by Eato himself.

Central to Guest Suites is the idea of artists guesting in each other's worlds. A core ensemble of four dancers will be joined by guest dancers and actors. Guests will be announced nearer the time but will include dancers Fergus Early, Esther Huss, Hannah Mi, Huri Murphy, Sanna Ryg and Tim Taylor.

Lansley forged her unique style from a rigorous training in both classical work with the Royal Ballet Company and in the radical worlds of Performance Art and New Dance practice; she says: “The formal beauty of Bach's Cello Suites provide an intriguing emotional and structural world for the work. The suites remain an artistic touchstone not just for musicians but for all artists”.


7.45pm | 17 & 18 February 2012
Royal Opera House | Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Tickets: £16 (£14)
Box Office: 020 7304 4000

7.30pm | 3 March 2012
Chapter House, Deangate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7HH
Tickets: £15 (£13)
Box Office: 0844 939 0015

7.30pm | 16 March 2012
Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ
Tickets: £5
Box Office: 01752 267131