A community dance project uniting all ages through their dance stories
To celebrate the International Agatha Christie Festival 2017 Dance in Devon was commissioned to make a contemporary performance, inviting young and old to come together in Torbay to create a new dance piece for the festival. With choreographer Richard Chappell, the new company known as The Agatha’s, each with a story to share, created a new performance. The dancers from Torbay, aged between 12 – 94 years old were inspired by Agatha Christie’s book ‘Come, tell me how you live now’, and Agatha’s strong love of dance and music.
The Agatha’s shared their moving performance as part of Dance in Devon’s Tea Dance at Torre Abbey on the 17th September 2017 at Spanish Barn to close the bi annual festival. The tea dance saw big band The Drat Pack set the scene for traditional social dances and Sue Smith led young and old through different dance styles.
17 dancer participated in the project and we saw 120 people attend the tea Dance.
Artists: Richard Chappell, Tamsin Bone, Sue Smith, Rosie Perdikeas, Anne George, Cally Warman, The Drat Pack
Supported by The International Agatha Christie Festival, Torre Abbey and South Devon College.
The Agatha’s reunited to share their performance at Dance in Time in November 2017.
Photographs by Sally Wawman / My Little Eye Photography 2017