On July 20th _REMIX will present a new cross-arts performance, Baroque Dances, at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of the gallery’s Summer Pleasure Garden Late. The performance will feature live-remixed baroque music combining hip hop and R&B samples (performed by Benjamin Tassie), alongside new dance by Luke Ahmet and Thomasin Gülgeç.
Read more, and listen to the BBC 6 Music feature on our Baroque Remix nights, below.
Olivier Award nominated dancer Luke Ahmet spent nine years with the Scottish Ballet before joining Rambert Dance. Luke has danced in choreography by William Forsythe, Kenneth MacMillan and others, at venues including Sadlers Wells in London, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, and at festivals including Wilderness Festival.
Thomasin Gülgeç is a dancer with the Royal Ballet and Rambert Dance. He has worked with choreographers including Christopher Bruce, Fin Walker and Akram Khan (for the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony). Elsewhere he has appeared in performances at the Young Vic and in the 2012 film Anna Karenina, directed by Joe Wright.
Benjamin Tassie is a composer and producer. Projects include a video opera with text by Hunter S. Thompson (Tête à Tête, Gestalt Arts, Second Movement), arrangements of pop songs by Björk, Radiohead and others for baroque orchestra (The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment), and an immersive choir work for performance in a disused factory (Musarc, London Festival of Architecture).