Sound Moves is an event that celebrates dance and music, and it’s coming up March 26 and 27 th at Southbank Center’s Royal Festival Hall. This event centers around a series of performances by young musicians and dancers and it is supported by the Government’s Music and Dance Scheme.
Performers range from 9 to 18 years of age, and the main events include the following:
FRIDAY 26 MARCH
Clore Ballroom Performance, 11.00 am
For two days Southbank Centre will be over flowing with young musicians and dancers for Sound Moves. This performance in the Clore Ballroom will show how diverse music and dance can be. The programme includes classical ballet students from the Royal Ballet School, a chamber orchestra, a brass band, Indonesian Gamelan, contemporary dance and an award winning drummer!
Friday Lunch, Central Bar, 1.00pm
Young musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department and the Purcell School of Music will play a programme of classical chamber music.
Pre-Performance Teaser, Clore Ballroom, 6.15pm
Young musicians and dancers will spill out into the Clore Ballroom before their performance in the Royal Festival Hall. Audiences will be treated to a sneak preview of the energy, excitement, creativity and talent of these young performers.
Sound Moves: Celebrating Excellence in Music and Dance, Royal Festival Hall, 7.30pm
At the centre of the two day event this show in the Royal Festival Hall, with performances by over 400 young people, promises to be full of energy and young talent. The programme features classical ballet, big band jazz, contemporary dance, choral singing, Kathak dance and percussion.
SATURDAY 27 MARCH
Piano Marathon, Level 5 Function Room, 10.30 am
Open Orchestra, Clore Ballroom, 11.30 am
An amazing opportunity to sit in amongst an orchestra as they rehearse. Students from the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Department will rehearse in the Clore Ballroom whilst you sit right in the middle. Your chance to hear what each section sounds like and experience what it feels like to be in the orchestra.
Clore Ballroom Performance, Clore Ballroom, 1.00 pm
After a rich programme of music and dance the performance will finish with an extract of the opera The Jailors Tale performed by over 100 young people.
Strictly Dance Band, Clore Ballroom, 4.00 pm
Finishing Sound Moves on a high, jazz bands from top music schools, centres and conservatoires across London and the South East will play popular dance numbers with members of the public encouraged to take to the floor.
Workshop Programme, Spirit Level, various times between 10.00 – 17.00
A programme of free music and dance workshops for young people aged 10-18 to experience the music and dance scheme which is behind Sound Moves. Please check the website for the full timetable of workshops.
The Southbank Centre Artists in Residence who will be taking part in Sound Moves are Gauri Sharma Tripathi (Kathak choreographer and dancer), dancers from Bonachela Dance and the cellist Oliver Coates.
For more information on this event visit the Southbank Centre page.