This year we are so excited to be commissioning Lucy Freeman + Kane John Mills, Isobel Ripley, Florence Blackmore + Haley Jane Gash and Still Point Dance Theatre to develop new dance work for performance at Watch This Space 2019.
Watch this Space 2019 will also include new and re-imagined choreography from Move Be Projects, Sophie Arstall, Kuldip Singh-Barmi and SculptMotion Dance Company and a curtain raiser from youth dance group Dartington Making Company.
Book your tickets via Dartington Box Office here: https://www.dartington.org/event/watch-this-space-dance-platform/
Meet the Artists:
Kane John Mills and Lucy Freeman
Letting someone into your world could have a multitude of outcomes… we wonder how things will play out for us.
Delving into vulnerability, Lucy Freeman & Kane John Mills discover how fragility and courage are more entwined than we may think.
We feel excited to have the opportunity to perform ‘Please Do Not Move the Furniture’ at Watch This Space 2019 and look forward to welcoming you into our world.
Still Point Dance Theatre
Still Point Dance Theatre are really delighted to have this opportunity to continue development on 'For Your Age' which explores memory, stories and the things we collect over a lifetime - what we choose to keep, and the stuff we sometimes have to let go of. 'For Your Age' is a devised piece of dance theatre drawing on the real-life stories of 90-year old Elizabeth Janis, whose voice also forms part of the soundtrack. Performed by an intergenerational cast with ages spanning from 21 to 85, this residency enables us to continue researching and developing our practice around working sustainably and inclusively with cast members of diverse ages. We began creation of this work for Watch This Space in Feb 2018 and thanks to this support from Dance in Devon we will be able to further refine the choreography and also develop some elements of projected film for integration into the performance.
Move Be Projects
Move Be Projects are delighted to be part of ‘Watch this Space’ 2019 with their new film and live dance collaboration ‘We who stood upon this place’, set to the compelling dance rhythms for fiddle and double bass of ‘A Handful of Sky’ by composers Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll. Choreographer Catherine Seymour, film maker David Lefeber and dancer Emily Burns weave the narrative of a woman into the landscape where river, land and sky collide at Cattedown on the river Plym.
I am hugely excited to present an extract of my work at Watch this Space in March. This is a solo endeavour, synthesising years of dancing and devising with others, and it feels right that I show this in Devon where my dancing began and where I return to carve out a creative space. Exploring notions of resilience and womanhood this dance introduces the hands, as symbols, channels, portals into an intimate psychophysical world in which vulnerability, strength, fragility and femininity are addressed and questioned.
Sculpt Motion Dance Company
Crypto is an enchanting dance piece based on all things magical and mythical. SculptMotion use the music and their passion to bring this piece to life. The dancers feel FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL and EXCITED to be performing in the platform for the second time!
Main Image Credits
Clockwise left to right: Kuldip Singh-Barmi by Daniela Buda 2015, Florence Blackmore, Haley Jane Gash + Isobel Ripley, Move Be Projects by Roy B. Robertson.