Longways/Crosswise - Dance (part of the Festival of the Bay 2018)

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Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:00 to Sat, 29 Sep 2018 20:30

Longways/Crosswise - Dance (part of the Festival of the Bay 2018)

Part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Festival of the Bay 2018

When: Thu 27 - Sat 29 September, 2018, 6pm

Where: Silverdale (full details will be provided on booking)

Booking: Essential, book here.

Cost: FREE but booking essential

Access: This performance involves an uneven walk outdoors. Unfortunately the route is not suitable for users of wheelchairs/mobility scooters/prams/pushchairs of those with mobility difficulties. Suitable for ages 7+.

Over and along, across and around, the sands are shifting and the light is dimming…

Longways/Crosswise is an immersive, outdoor site-specific dance performance taking place on the coastline of Morecambe Bay. Inspired by David Cox's provocative paintings of the crossings, join a cast of professional dancers and local participants as we imagine the stories and tales of those that once crossed the sands in the last of the light. Commencing an hour before sunset, together the audience and performers will witness the phenomenal transformation of the Bay at day’s end.

Through the intrinsic choreography of this 1-hour performance, the many movement patterns of the bay are described in the bodies of the dancers as they trace the folds of the sand and the flow of the tide, dancing the ridges and ripples of the Bay’s unique, ever-changing landscape. Between water and land, between day and night, between those that once walked the sands and those that still do, Longways/Crosswise creates a tangible, lived encounter with the shifting, sifting world of Morecambe Bay.

This is a brand new commission by About Time Dance Company, for Morecambe Bay Partnership. The work is co-choreographed by Jenny Reeves and Ellen Jeffrey.

Image credit: Rebecca Richards

One of five brand new landscape art commissions taking place around Morecambe BayLongways/Crosswise is commissioned by Morecambe Bay Partnership as part of the Headlands to Headspace programme, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund.

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