Silence Between Waves was a collaborative dance performance curated and choreographed by Richard Chappell about what it means to be ‘home’ told through movement and sound. Silence Between Waves brought together a cast of three exceptional Singaporean dancers with a community cast drawn from Torbay. It was an invitation for audiences to consider what home means to them, set within the arresting landscape and seascape of Berry Head. The performance connected two places across the sea by reflecting on home and far away. Silence Between Waves was performed as part of (Extra)ordinary 2019, 10 days of original work commissioned by Eyeview, Torbay’s Great Place Scheme Cultural Programme.
Dance in Devon lead on the community engagement element of the project, organising workshops led by Richard Chappell with the following groups:
• Lifeworks College
• ROC Creative, Torbay
• Step in Time, Older People’s Dance Group
• Spires College
• Brixham College
Following the workshops, rehearsals will took place to piece together the final performance – led by Richard Chappell.
A public performance took place at Berry Head, Brixham on Sunday 9th June 2019.
Photography credits: Emily Appleton and Jim Wileman 
(extra)ordinary – A festival bringing together site-specific works and partnership projects by artists and communities that animate and take over extraordinary and unexpected places, cultural treasures and sites in Torbay’s unique natural environment.
Eyeview is a cultural programme – working with artists and communities to offer fresh perspectives on the places and spaces that make Torbay unique.
The Great Place Scheme is designed to pilot new approaches that enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities.
Silence Between Waves was supported by Arts Council England and The Ragdoll Foundation.