And Who Shall Go To The Ball? (2007)

Season 2007/2008

In May 2011 ‘And Who Shall Go To The Ball’ has been added to the GCSE dance specification to study in schools and colleges. To find out more on how to study or teach this work please visit our dedicated Schools and Colleges page.

With composer Scott Walker setting the scene for a sinister and primal ball, Rafael Bonachela’s choreography cuts through the space, pushing the dancers into extreme connections, entangled in each others bodies, throwing their partners into flight, only to catch and grab and throw again and again and again.

There is no doubting Bonachela’s talent for movement material. The range of his vocabulary is impressive, with an acute feeling for dynamic variation.

Dance Europe, 2005

Thank the Lord for Rafael Bonachela

Metro, 2004

Direction: Rafael Bonachela
Choreography: Rafael Bonachela and the dancers
Music Composer and Original Concept: Scott Walker
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
Production Designer: Torsten Neeland
Lighting Designer: Guy Hoare

Music commissioned by Southbank Centre
with support from the London Sinfonietta
Produced by Scott Walker
Co-Produced by Peter Walsh
Orchestrated by Scott Walker & Mark Warman
Orchestra conducted by Mark Warman
Sound manipulation & Programming by Peter Walsh & Mark Warman
Percussion: Alasdair Malloy
Cello solo: Philip Sheppard
Soprano Sax & Flute: Andy Findon
Alto Sax & Flute: Bradley Grant
Music recorded at Metropolis Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: Matt Paul
Orchestra recorded at Angel Recording Studios, London by Steve Price
Music mixed at Air-Edel Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: Nick Taylor
Many thanks to Alison Hussey at Metropolis Studios, Lucy Jones at Angel Studios &Trevor Best at Air-Edel Studios
Scott Walker management: Negus-Fancey Company

2007/08 Season Promo Video