BLACK DIAMOND - Contemporary dance in Washington DC

BLACK DIAMOND - Contemporary dance in Washington DC

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Black Diamond - a sparkling performance by Tim Rushton


Futuristic and visual worlds

With Black Diamond, Tim Rushton returns to a more conceptual and futuristic universe, where focus has been set on graphic asthetics, scenes and geometrical forms. Black Diamond is a new creation by Tim Rushton, made for Danish Dance Theatre’s 16 international dancers.
The piece is a futuristic tale about the inherent duality of everything, where both the shadowy and the light side of man are explored psychologically, scenographically and thematically. 


To the sounds of the composers Alexander Balanescu and Philip Glass, as well as the beat king Trentemøller, small pockets of sound are created - from fragmented and noisy to tempo-filled electronic beats to lyrical and romantic tracks.




Concept & Choreography: Tim Rushton 

Mucic: Trentemøller, Balanescu Quartet, Philip Glass. 

Dancers: Danish Dance Theatres dancers

Lighting Design: Jacob Bjerregaard

Stage Design: Johan Kølkjær

Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard


Time & Place: 

The Kennedy Center
Washington DC
18th -19th of October 2016

90 min.
See website
Best World Premiere: Black Diamond
Dance Europe
the applause at curtain down was thunderous.(..) There was so much to admire in all the passages of choreography (..) The innovation was everywhere and I liked the fact that there was an element of surprise with each change of tempo.(..) incredibly moving
Tim Rushton is picked 'Choreographer of the year' for Black Diamond