Editorial: DANCE BOOKS LTS
Sinopsis: Front Line has become something of a signature piece of the Henri Oguike Dance Company, having been hailed as a work ‘in a class of its own’. Oguike, a founder member of the Richard Alston Dance Company, created his own company in 1999, and his devotion to the primacy of the relationship between music and dance quickly earned him critical acclaim.
In 2003 Arts Council England sponsored the making of a video of Front Line (published by Dance Videos, a division of Dance Books), and the work is currently the set work on the GCSE Performing Arts Dance specification. This book will be an invaluable resource, providing as it does material and information for both teachers and students to support study of the work. It includes information on the work’s choreographer, Henri Oguike, its lighting and costume designers (Guy Hoare and Elizabeth Baker), and its composer (Dmitry Shostakovich), together with an analytical overview of the work and details of a variety of dances that can be used as comparison and contrast with Front Line….