The Burrell Theatre and The Works Dance and Theatre Cornwall present
Gaining Ground - A showcase of new dance and physical theatre works being developed by artists based in Cornwall and Devon.
Paper Cages, Mother
A piece about matrilineal inheritance, informed by stories of historical repression of the female body and psyche
Choreographer and Performer | Stella Azzurra
Live Music | Matt Davis & Angelare' by NCCP
Spindrift Dance Company
Choreographed by visiting artist Sally Robbins (Attik Dance Company, Fast Forward Graduate Dance Company) SpinDrift search for and fight for space with a soulful fluidity and dynamic passion, pushing away and returning to the boundaries, becoming ‘Held’ in space.
Choreographer | Sally Robbins
Performers | Sarah Farrow Jones, Jess Li & Suzie West
Music | Moderat, Japan Noise and Jon Hopkins.
Verena Van Den Berg
This piece explores fragmentation and layering of images. The distortion of projected images as they hit a body and objects, as well as playing with shadow and scale has inspired this piece.
Choreographer, sound, video | Verena van den Berg
Performer | Debbie Mason
Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom
Mastering others is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu -Tao Te Ching
GECco Dance is a Cornish based contemporary dance company dedicated to producing inventive, athletic and physical choreography that captivates audiences from all disciplines.
Choreographer | Grace Sellwood
Performers | Jess Lobb, Sophie Colthurst and Grace Sellwood
The Solar System and Everything in it…
Simple Humans invite the audience to travel with them through space and time. The piece presented focuses on using ideas and discoveries in astronomy to devise movement. This is a section from a much larger project which will explore our fascination with the universe and our need to know to our place within it.
Choreographed and Performed by | Ally Ling & Bryony Devine
Music | Rob Tilsey
Breathe is a physical all female duet, which objectifies the want and need for personal space and solitude. Rooted in the developing physical style of the performers the duet brings together two female voices of the contemporary dance scene in the region. Breathe is in its beginning stages developed as part of a larger project funded by Arts Council England and Dance South West, supported by University College Falmouth.
Choreographer | Emily Dobson with Grace Sellwood
Performers | Grace Sellwood and Emily Dobson
Music | Luke Robinson
Film Projection | Brett Harvey