Studio Wayne McGregor, Matthew Hawkins and Red Note Ensemble: New Work

13 Jul 2017

Rehearsals begin at Studio Wayne McGregor

Thanks to support from Edinburgh City Council and Studio Wayne McGregor, dancer and choreographer Matthew Hawkins will be working with Red Note Ensemble cellist and Co-Artistic Director, Robert Irvine, on a new version of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Vesalii Icones, to be premiered in 2018.

The collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Matthew Hawkins was one of 14 arts projects to be awarded funding thanks to a new culture fund launched by the City of Edinburgh Council. Designed to support Capital-based collaboration in the arts, The Culture Project Fund awarded groups working across a range of art forms, from circus and dance to theatre, digital arts, film and new writing.

Red Note Ensemble, formed in 2008, is Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble. Based in Edinburgh, it performs classics, commissions new works, and delivers contemporary music in previously unfamiliar places and spaces, widening audiences in Scotland and beyond.

Choreographer Matthew Hawkins is a company class teacher at Company Wayne McGregor. Formerly a student of contemporary dance pioneer Merce Cunningham, he has also taught at Rambert, as well as numerous universities across the globe.

The first exploration into this new work takes place at Studio Wayne McGregor in London today, 13 July 2017.

Matthew Hawkins is supported by Studio Wayne McGregor as part of the FreeSpace programme.