Recommended Age Guideline 12+

Matthew Hawkins & Red Note Ensemble

A new production and choreography of the iconic Peter Maxwell Davies work Vesalii Icones.

Written in 1969 this is one of Peter Maxwell Davies’s classic works of concert-hall music theatre. An extraordinarily dramatic, multi-layered fusion of dance and music, its shape superimposes the 14 stations of the Cross on a series of 16th-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius, with a dancer and a solo cellist as the protagonists. 

Scored for the classic Fires of London Sextet line-up this work is filled with unconventional percussion instruments, a honky-tonk piano, allusions to foxtrots, as well as medieval and renaissance music. 


Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU
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Dance Base

14-16 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU

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