Windswept is the motion of bodies and sound, of order emerging from chaos, of dance flowering in an ecosphere of constant flux. Here there is no ‘about’, simply a pas de deux of dancers and music, a call and response dynamic that folds classical, jazz and blues into an evocation of diverse trigger points.
Where Chopin, Nina Simone and Beth Hart intersect, choreographer Jo McDonald sculpts a nocturnal synthesis of ballet, contemporary, flamenco & jazz. In this dream-like terrain, many bodies merge, and a language of pure movement evolves as a counterpart to piano, voice & guitar. Drawing on her own experience, and that of the composers, McDonald transcends narrative in order to locate a core unity in our physicality.