Next week see’s the first stage of Stories from a Crowded Room begin with a four week research and development stage.
This initial period will work with 5 of the Earthfall company, Rosalind Haf Brooks, Alex Marshall Parsons, Iaine Payne, Beth Powlesland and Lara Ward. They will be joined by three new apprentices, Sara MacQueen, Rachael O’Neill and Tal Weinstein. These three new graduates from Northern Contemporary Dance School will work with the company as part of Earthfall’s paid apprenticeship scheme. Alongside these 8 performers Earthfall are joined by 2 new musicians; Rhi Williams Eric Martin Kamosi. They will work with Artistic Directors Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis to explore the themes of spacial confinement, sensory, sensuality and spontaneity within explosive and intimate virtuoso dance and interactive narrative.
The final production which goes into rehearsals in Spring 2015 and will tour Spring and Autumn 2015, aims to be an all embracing immersive experience for the audience. Earthfall will embed the audience within the action; the choreography, fully surround film and live music and investigates the blurring of boundaries between spectator and performer with empathy and humour. Through the use of interactive digital technology audiences will be able to interact with the structure, performers and musicians, providing guided stimulus throughout the piece.
The final company will consist of 8 performers, 2 musicians and 2 technicians.
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