On 11 May, In the Spirit of Tradition will feature music from Vivaldi, alongside works by Corelli, Handel, Bach and Sally Beamish. To start things off, here are 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Antonio.Read More
We’re still humming The Four Seasons, following our concerts last week with OAE leader Kati Debretzeni and some glorious choreography from Henri Oguike’s dancers.
Here’s some reviews from the night, as well as what you thought…Read More
As his dancers warmed up for V4: The Seasons, we spoke with choreographer Henri Oguike about some of the simple things in life.Read More
In the lead up to V4: The Seasons, we spoke with lead violinist Kati Debretzeni about her fears, her heroes and the challenges of combining period music with contemporary dance.Read More
V4: The Seasons will see the OAE in a unique event that mixes period performance with the contemporary choreography of Henri Oguike. We met up with dancer Rhiannon Morgan at rehearsals to find out more about how she got in to dance.Read More
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in Venice. He was baptized immediately after his birth by the midwife, which led many people to believe his life was somehow in danger. The real reason is still not known for sure, some argue it was due to ill health while others state that an earthquake the same day led his mother to be in constant fear for her son’s life. As a result, Vivaldi’s mother dedicated him to the Priesthood.
On 8 February at the Southbank Centre, we’ll be giving Vivaldi’s legendary The Four Seasons a fresh twist, in a major new collaboration with renowned choreographer Henri Oguike and OAE leader Kati Debretzeni, fusing authentic performance with contemporary choreography.
Sounds intriguing? Well here’s a taster of what you can expect to see…Read More