‘There Is Always Flight’
Part one: Beth
Choreographer Catherine Seymour and film-maker David Lefeber invite Devon based dancers of any age and experience to join them in a research initiative, developing material for the first of a triptych of interlinked dance films. ‘Beth’ part one of ‘There Is Always Flight’ is inspired by a poem by David Harsent about the flight and senseless death by gamekeeper’s bullet of rare, native bird ‘Bowland Beth,’ a hen harrier. As initial conversations about this project took place against the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria we began to see the bird as a metaphor for the joy and beauty of ordinary lives, brought to an arbitrary end by war and persecution. In this research we would like to explore flight, in all its meanings, aiming to produce short, stark visual and aural poems through dance, film and music which affirm our common humanity.
If you would be interested in taking part please contact Catherine on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07733 264 186. Please email or call to express your interest and give your availability.
Research dates in studio 6 at Space, provided by Dance in Devon’s Space to Play scheme at Dartington are:
Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018, 10-1pm (possibly longer as available)
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd 10-1pm
Please note a funding application is being made, but participation would be on a voluntary basis at this stage.