Darren Johnston is a cutting edge choreographer and LABAN graduate who previously has collaborated with Squarepusher (2003’s Silicon Sensorium at the South Bank), Aphex Twin & Chris Cunningham (Traffic Festival Turin, 2005) and integrated new music from Jamie Lidell, Mira Calix, Tim Exile and Venetian Snares in his productions.
‘Underdrome’ is his new production that takes place From May 22-24 at the Roundhouse in
Underdrome has been created specially for the Roundhouse, in response to its architecture and heritage. As well as 30 dancers and a 100-strong choir, it brings together artists at the forefront of their field, including visual artist/animator (and Autechre/Leila collaborator) Michael England, plus set designers Block 9. The production also features an integrated soundtrack mixed live by Zan Lyons, juxtaposing classic material from Warp Records artists alongside other electronic musicians – Vladislav Delay, Murcof and Seaming – and specially commissioned new pieces. The soundtrack is devised and performed in collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
Under 26? You can see it for free. Check details about the Roundhouse and Arts Council’s free theatre ticket scheme here