B MINOR IN SPRINGTIME
This piece of music was written by a 19 year old Claude Debussy, and published after his death. It was the only symphonic movement he ever wrote, before casting aside traditional musical conventions completely and going on to revolutionise the way sound, texture and harmony was thought about in classical music. It is full of spring like hope, expansive youthful energy, and a confidence to thrive within restriction. It felt like this piece could mirror and communicate the experience of the ensemble, 4 young people spread across 3 countries, with severe limits on their freedom, yet still dancing, and showing up for each other every day.
Music: Symphony in B Minor, 3rd Movement
Composer: Claude Debussy Conductor: Mikko Franck Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Directed & Edited by: Joshua Ben-Tovim | Impermenance Dance
Joshua Ben-Tovim is a Dancer, Choreographer and Director, working independently as well as part of Impermanence.
Josh has Co-Directed Impermanence, a Dance Theatre company with Roseanna Anderson since 2011. Impermanence makes work for cabaret, stage and film, touring nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, whilst working with a range of artists, partners and funders to develop a unique work and aesthetic.
Its films include: Lady Blackshirt (Premiere in May 2021 through Bristol Old Vic Digital Stage) Empty Stage (commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet) The Ballet Of The Nations (Best Art Film, New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam); Feral (featuring George Monbiot and a recording by the London Symphony Orchestra of an original piece by Hollie Harding); Blast (commissioned by BBC Arts); and Park Wanderings (created during lockdown with Corali Dance Company, commissioned and exhibited by Southwark Park Galleries).
Its work for the stage includes: Baal (Bristol Old Vic, The Place, Jakarta Theatre Platform); Sexbox (British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2017); Da Da Darling (international tour, listed as one of The Guardian’s top 10 dance productions) and The Major Arcana (Mayfest 2020, postponed). Impermanence has been curating a programme of dance at the Bristol Old Vic since 2019.
Dancers: (Shasya) Puteri Aisya Marissa Binti Rusli, Zasmina Popova, Zhe Qing Tan, Mia Gronow Marti