Philip Sheppard: new dance commission from Le Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Philip Sheppard: new dance commission from Le Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin
In recent months, the name of UK composer and cellist, Philip Sheppard, has been very much in the media: a result of him having being commissioned to arrange and orchestrate all the national anthems for the London 2012 Olympics.  He's now recorded them all (205 in total!) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  More on that story here.

However, Sheppard has also found time to complete a 30-minute commissioned dance score for Barcelona-based choreographer, Thomas Noone.  It's premiered in Mulhouse by Le Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin on 22 January 2012, later transferring to Colmar and Strasbourg (9 performances in total). 
 
Sheppard has an impressive track record in writing for dance and theatre, having worked with Akram Khan, Sylvie Guillem and Juliette Binoche in recent years.  In January 2012 he joins Khan and Guillem for performances of his 2006 score to 'Sacred Monsters', in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris. 

Hear extracts from the new ballet score here, and listen to Philip Sheppard's Soundcloud showreel here.