photo: Dan Lowenstein
Dates for workshops and performances: 10th – 12th April 2017 (TBC)
Holy Hiatus is launching a new project with Solva based dancer/choreographer Zosia Dowmunt of Joon Dance, professional dancers Sally Smithson and Gareth Chambers-Ward and electronic composer Andy Wheddon to create a series of site-specific intergenerational dance workshops and performances for local people in Pembrokeshire (no dancing experience necessary, age 8 upwards) exploring the themes of “gather and flock” focusing on the interrelated, movement of humans and animals through landscape, for example, the way that cattle would have moved en masse along the drover’s roads, and the gathering of swift prior to migration, or the ways that people gather or move differently in different places. Focusing less on individual performance or personal expression and using only simple comfortable clothing in appropriate colours, the dances will be choreographed to focus on how we move together as one body, or one expression of energy, and how we ‘become animal’ through movement. The project will be exploring and celebrating through sound and movement the place-specific historical and contemporary relationship between humans, animals and the land in rural west Wales, deepening and highlighting our connection as communities and to the places we inhabit.
Further booking information will follow at the end of January.
A video installation will be created by Ruth Jones from footage of the events
This project is funded by The Arts Council of Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council Support of the Arts