Suite from Dancing with the Shadow

I composed “Dancing with the Shadow” as a 30 minute work in 5 sections, for the choreographer Sue McLennan. The first movement is a duo, the second a trio and so on, culminating in a sextet.

Although there is some recurrence of ideas linking the movements, they were each intended to stand as separate entities.

The suite was adapted from sections 1, 1V and V. The title suggests the conscious acceptance of the darker sides of the human psyche to create transformation and unity.

Eleanor Alberga 2002