Philip Herbert – Ballare: To Dance

The below footage shows a concert entitled Ballare: To Dance that was devised by composer Philip Herbert and creative producer and mentor Pawlet Brookes. This concert brought together world-class musicians and featured two works to celebrate internationalism and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The first work is a Suite for Solo Steel Pan and Strings, which is modelled on the Baroque dance suite, reinvented to include contemporary dances from the Caribbean and further afield within the African Diaspora. The second work, Mantra for an Athlete connects the sound world of India to the strains from the West and is inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Musicians were Timescale Ensemble (soloists from London Symphony Orchestras) along with world music instrumentalists, including solo steel pan, sitar, tabla, guitar and bandoneon, plus some voices.

Courtesy of Philip Herbert.