The Front Has a Back is a dance/music project by dancer/choreographer Ellen van Schuylenburch, and composer Stephen Montague which explores John Cage’s chance procedures. The project is inspired by Gerhard Richter, who listened to Cage’s music while painting Cage (1)-(6).
Trinity Laban music and dance students will explore ideas of chance and control for three days leading up to The Front Has a Back. Experience the chaos and cacophony that ensues when these artists meet for the first time.
Observe the dancers rehearsing and going through their paces whilst the musicians set up their instruments. Films, books and drawings will be displayed around the space exploring the process of creating the event. The first and final performance works will be shared at 16.00, followed by a Q&A session.