Walker Dance

Choreographer and dancer Fin Walker of contemporary dance company Walker Dance and her composer husband Ben Park with his group Park Music, have been collaborating for some time now, experimenting with the fusion of dance and live music They now have company Walker Park.  http://wdpm.co.uk

As well as having been a member of the board of  Walker Dance, Francisco has collaborated as Artistic Director on some of their projects envolving music theatre.

The first collaboration was Two Stations, a site-specific dance, music and animation fusion created for the London Great Outdoors festival and performed outside, inside and on top of the Queen Elisabeth Hall. The film animation pieces projected on the walls of the QEH were created by Damian Gascoigne. Fin Walker interacted with them with live dance in front of the screens, above them and inside the hall's entrance doorways, acompanied by Park Music on one of the building's terraces

The next project was Love (complete), an opera composed by Ben Park that Francisco Negrin semi staged in one of its work-in-progress incarnations, at the Battersea Arts Centre. It was a dramatic sequence of songs based on poems by Yeats and sung by three classical singers.

This same piece was then reworked with dance as a wholly new show titled Essence that was produced as part of Walker Dance's residency at ROH2, the Royal Opera House's more experimental branch at Covent Garden's Linbury theatre. The show included a spectacular design by Es Devlin.