In a poetic sense, the heart is the centre of our emotions and furies meaning passions or rage suggests strong physical sensations that can be translated into dance and movement. I chose Janacek’s music because it echoed that same intensity, conviction and sudden shift in expression which the title Heart’s Furies suggests.
The struggle and tension between a constant searching for beliefs, love and ideals in contrast to the harsh realities of conflict and despair are imbued throughout his music. This is the basic idea that has been the source of inspiration for the work.
Music: Ernst Bloch
Dancers: Northern Ballet Academy
Venue: Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds.