Cutting edge dance at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

Cutting edge dance at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree

A Triple Bill of contemporary dance and music by Dundee-born choreographer, artistic director and dancer Marc Brew is to be staged at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree next week before going on to Glasgow’s Tramway.

The three pieces will be performed by Marc Brew himself and his own company, including dancers Evi Chatzaki, James Cousins, Rebecca Evans, Kieran Stoneley, and Aaron Vickers, on Thursday, October 18.

They include the exquisite solo Remember When, originally commissioned and presented by East London Dance as part of Big Dance 2008 and performed recently by Marc to critical acclaim at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Conceived and created by Marc in collaboration with designer Luke Pell, Nocturne is a contemporary dance quartet performed by Marc Brew and the company dancers and features an original score by Gary Lloyd and prose (written by Luke) spoken by Iain Banks, author of the Wasp Factory.

Fusional Fragments is the result of a unique collaboration between Marc, world-renowned percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and the prolific TV and film composer Philip Sheppard.

Performed by five dancers, it explores the concept of fusing life fragments through classical ballet and contemporary dance and investigates the influences and differences between the two styles.

“As a resident of Dundee I’m absolutely delighted to be bringing my Triple Bill to Aberdeen and Glasgow,” said Marc Brew.

“The Lemon Tree is a really vibey venue; I’ve performed there in the past with Candoco Dance Company and I’ve seen dance, comedy, and music there.

“Fusional Fragments draws on my dance career in both classical ballet and contemporary dance. It's a strong abstract work that features five very talented dancers and a new score by composer Philip Sheppard and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

“I approached Evelyn as I have long admired her music and her physicality as a performer; I was so honoured when she accepted and when she suggested that we work with Philip Sheppard as co-composer I was absolutely delighted, as I had already worked with him on the 2008 Olympic London handover ceremony in Beijing.

“I’m also very pleased to be able to present my solo, Remember When, on this tour and I think Nocturne will really transport the audience into a different world with its combination of dance, beautiful design and prose.”

Tickets for Marc Brew Company’s Triple Bill are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Posted on Thursday 11 October

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