25 min solo performance
The Ridge is a solo choreographed by Deborah Hay – one of the iconic founders of the 1960s Judson Church Theatre in New York. In September 2004, Beatrice Allegranti worked with Deborah Hay and 20 international dancers to learn the solo. Over a period of six months daily practice, Allegranti adapted Hay’s choreography into her own embodied response. The Ridge takes the audience on a complex and rich journey of moving, spoken and sonic bursts, tumbles, explosions and meditations.
Choreography: Deborah Hay
Adaptation & Performance: Beatrice Allegranti
Original Musical Composition: Steve Gibbs
Photography: Thomas Radbruch
Public Performances: The Lounge Gallery, London (4 nights); Roehampton University Dance Diary
Funding: Arts Council England, Roehampton University; White Hart Lane Therapy Centre; Royal Holloway Media Arts