Darkstar perform ‘Dance Unity’ at The Royal Festival Hall

July 17, 2017


Darkstar were commissioned to write a new piece of music with organist James McVinnie as part the 2017 PRS New Music Biennial. Entitled ‘Dance Unity’ the piece was inspired by Hull as a city and the Dance Unity parties that were held there in the early 90’s, with a focus on trying to create a piece that oscillates through a series of movements and emotions. Dance Unity is an appropriate reaction to the positivity galvanised in the recent election and the context draws parallels in trying to display a unified front in times of adversity.
Listen to the piece here on BBC Radio 3 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058ymyf)