Gleich teamed up with Albion Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Miguel Esteban, and Aegis Live Arts to choreograph 2 concerti for the orchestra’s live programme at St. Alfege Church in Greenwich London on Nov 22, 2013. Watch the video excerpt from the Vivaldi Concerto!

Gleich teamed up with Albion Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Miguel Esteban, and Aegis Live Arts to choreograph 2 concerti for the orchestra’s live programme at St. Alfege Church in Greenwich London on Nov 22, 2013. (Video is an excerpt from the Vivaldi Concerto.)

Dancers from Aegis Live Arts: MIchelle Buckley, Chiara Favaretti, Fenella Kennedy with David Beer

For the new Alberti, of which there was no recording, we paralleled the idea of a visual score as structure for sound, by using the church, its physical form, as a structure for the dance. In the 2nd movement, using the space of the church, I briefly reflected upon a study in peripheral vision that I first explored in my work, The Brodmann Areas in 2012. The audience should view the dancers peripherally. In the Vivaldi the first movement is a Fugue. A complex cascade of melodic lines takes over the otherwise simple and quirky theme. We found this concerto had a dense complexity, from which we revealed levity and humour, themes typical of an Aegis Live Arts performance. Gleich also performed in the Alberti work.