Taking inspiration from T.S. Eliot's classic series Four Quartets, At the end we begin consists of four compelling and arresting quartets of dance, based and named after each poem.

At the end we begin is Richard Chappell Dance's most challenging and collaborative work to date. Although he is still very much an emerging choreographer at only 22 years of age, Richard has choreographed for English National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain and taught for Youth Dance England, Rambert School and Singapore School of the Arts.

PART 1: BURNT NORTON

'At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement.' - T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton

PART 2: EAST COKER

'The knowledge imposes a pattern, and falsifies,
For the pattern is new in every moment
And every moment is a new and shocking
Valuation of all we have been.'- T.S. Eliot, East Coker

PART 3: THE DRY SALVAGES

'The river is within us, the sea is all about us;
The sea is the land's edge also, the granite
Into which it reaches, the beaches where it tosses
Its hints of earlier and other creation...' - T.S. Eliot, The Dry Salvages

PART 4: LITTLE GIDDING

'We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.'- T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

Date and Time

Wednesday 11 April, 7.45pm

Tickets

£10.50 (£9 under 26)

Trailer

Rehearsal Trailer



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At the end we begin