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Scott Walker dance score to premiere next week

By | Published on Friday 10 June 2011

Scott Walker

A new score composed by Scott Walker will premiere at the Royal Opera House in London next week as part of a dance piece. ‘Duet For One’ was written in collaboration with choreographer Aletta Collins, and is based on the Jean Cocteau monologue ‘Duet For One Voice’.

Speaking about the piece, Walker said: “I must admit to not really being an admirer of Cocteau. I am, however, an admirer of Aletta Collins and her work. So, when Aletta asked me to collaborate with the intention of deconstructing the original script for dance, I was grateful for the challenge to help take what is essentially, in my humble opinion, an antiquated piece of misogyny (in this case, woman as willing victim) and try to turn it on its head and use its traces to create something new”.

Following the performance of ‘Duet For One’, Italian soprano Nuccia Focile will take the lone role in Francis Poulenc’s one act opera adaptation of Cocteau’s 1930 play, ‘La Voix Humaine’.

Both pieces will play at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre form 17-25 Jun. More information here.