Still House presents
OF RIDERS AND RUNNING HORSES
DATE: THU 21, FRI 22 & SAT 23 APRIL
LOCATION: King’s Walk Car Park rooftop, top floor, GL11EA
“The stars are out. Dancing under the open sky makes a felt difference. It moves itself differently. And these age-old sediments no longer stick to my bones, melting in the blood.”
Night. We find a space in the margins of the city in which to gather: to start an ad hoc ceremony, to stamp our feet and shake our limbs, to dance in the face of an ending.
Of Riders and Running Horses is a stirring and visceral new dance event by Still House created as a communal animation of urban spaces. A group of female dancers and a live band conjure a new kind of old dance, an insistent rhythm, a joyful step into what it means to move together.
The music is a rider and we are running horses.
Directed by Dan Canham. Created by the company with live music by Luke Harney (aka Typesun) and Sam Halmarack. Associate Director, Laura Dannequin.
Produced by MAYK
“One of the most original talents around”
“…the best fun I’ve had dancing while not actually dancing. It is nothing that I think it is and everything that you think it is. One thing, definitely: it is a thing of total joy.”
“…one of the most radiant shows you will ever see.”
***** The Fix Magazine
“This is a piece that captures the joy of moving to music, of sharing a rhythm, and it makes you want to dance too”
Of Riders and Running Horses is commissioned by Dance Umbrella, Pavillion Dance South West and Theatre Bristol. Produced by MAYK.
Supported using public funding through Arts Council England.
Research and Development was supported by Jerwood Choreographic Research Project with funding from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Appetite, Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Umbrella, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Greenwich Dance, Greenwhich and Docklands International Festival, Independent Dance, Pavillion Dance South West and The Place.
Additional research and development support from Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Trinity Community Arts.
Duration: 50 mins
Suitability: All ages. It does contain some loud music and is subject to the elements but has been enjoyed by the very young and old alike.
As this show takes place outside in an unconventional space, audiences are strongly advised to dress for the weather. Audiences will be largely standing and stools are available for those that need them/want them.
*About our ticket prices:
Strike A Light is an accessible festival so all of our tickets are heavily subsidised at £5. However, if you want to support Strike A Light and can afford to buy a ticket at £10 your generosity will ensure that Strike A Light can continue to develop and grow great work in Gloucester.
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CALL OUT FOR COMMUNITY DANCERS
Four day residency and performance opportunity in Gloucester for Spring 2016 with critically acclaimed national touring
company, Still House
Still House create communal animation of urban spaces.
This is a call out for up to 50 passionate and enthusiastic Gloucester performers to join us for a residency with Still House leading to a performance at the Strike A Light Festival, late night 23 April at a city centre rooftop location.
Who can apply?
We are looking for 50 people of all ages and abilities. If you love dance then you can apply. You don’t need to be trained but you do need to want to do it.
Who are Still House?
Still House create performance projects, mostly instigated by Dan Canham.
Through his company Dan Canham makes work across a variety of forms that include theatre, dance, events, film and audio-visual installation.
Dan is artistic director and chief investigator of Still House and he works collaboratively with a diverse range of practitioners.
It is performance as an attempt to make sense and meaning of the world; to discover the people with whom we share it; to facilitate the meeting of strangers in the live moment. It is performance that is at once exploratory and immediately felt. Guiding values and principles of the company include tenderness, heart, an attempt at sincerity, play, courage, joy, celebration the recognition of loss and the protection of innocence.
Still House is produced by MAYK
How much does it cost?
It’s only £10. This covers the four days residency and a ticket to the show. It’s really important to us that finance is no barrier to anyone. If £10 is a problem and you want to participate, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
When do I need to be available?
Rehearsals will take place on:
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 April
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April
11am – 5pm
at Oxstalls Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Gloucester.
You need to arrive 15 minutes before the start of each session to warm up.
You must be available for rehearsal and performance on Saturday 23 April.
Please note, rehearsals will be held indoors, but the performance will be a late night, outdoor performance.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS TO TAKE PART.
How to apply:
Please click here to complete the online registration form.
Please note that this residency is funding dependent.
This residency is supported by:
Gloucestershire County Council
The University of Gloucestershire
The Barnwood Trust