Structural engineers Arup
Commissioned by Derwent London
‘Choreographic form’ is Dalton’s first freestanding sculpture as part of a new development in Charlotte Street, London. The drawing for the sculpture is part of a series Dalton created at the Royal Opera House. Following a continued collaboration since 2009 with the acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. The drawings were inspired by the movements of the Royal Ballet dancers including Principle dancer Marianela Nuñez and first soloist Fumi Kaneko as they worked with Christopher Wheeldon.
The freestanding sculpture located in the pocket park has been designed to be almost invisible, with a slim 5cm Stainless Steel profile. Unlike traditional public art everything about Dalton’s sculpture is designed to work with the space rather than impose upon it. To ensure this he worked with Landscape Architects del Buono Gazerwitz and structural engineers Arup to place the work carefully within the planting and architecture. The sculpture will remain a unique focal point as the park matures and still inspire its visitors with the grace and elegance resonating from the dancers movements.