Pull on your dancing shoes! Your chance to perform in brand new Bay-inspired dance

Mon, 2018-08-20 16:02
at Longways and Crosswise

About Time Dance Company are looking for dancers to perform in their new site-specific dance performance of Longways/Crosswise, a dance commissioned by Morecambe Bay Partnership as part of our 2018 Landscape Art celebrations.

We are looking for 16 individuals of all ages and abilities to join About Time - all you need is a love of movement and a passion for the Lancashire coastline!

This performance is part of Morecambe Bay Partnership's Festival of the Bay 2018 and their flagship Landscape Art commissions.

When:  

  • Rehearsals Sat 15 or Sun 16 September, 
  • Dress Rehearsal Sun 23 September
  • Performances Thu 27 - Sat 29 September, 2018

Where: Silverdale

If you would like to be part of this wonderful production, please contact Jenny and Ellen for more details.

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.

dance poster.pdf

Booking to watch the performance is essential: book here.

Image credit: Rebecca Richards

This project is kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Headlands to Headspace Scheme

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