When: 31st May – 17th August 2018
Where: Touring to London and Scotland
£: Tickets cost £12 – £17
What is it?
Dance maker Roberta Jean is to bring her craft inspired dance work, Brocade, to Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio for its London premiere. The show will then travel to Findhorn on the Moray Coast, and will finish with a week in Edinburgh, where it has been selected for the Made in Scotland showcase during festival season.
Brocade is a poetic response to historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work. Created in collaboration with, and performed by, an ensemble of female dancers including Stephanie McMann, Laura Dannequin and Helka Kaski, the work also features vocals by Roberta Jean and live music by violinist Angharad Davies.
As the audience sit aside a traverse performance space, bodies skip and skim past. Across the stage, movement and sound are propelled along a catwalk, sewn together by the rhythmic cadence of beats and jumps. Sonic textures resonate with the presence of the women forging alliances. Somewhere between a procession and a concert, the work aims to recreate the precision, strength and delicacy of an intricate piece of lace.
Edinburgh-based director, choreographer, dancer and singer Roberta Jean has developed a mindful approach to dance and movement exploration; as well as teaching dance she is a trained yoga teacher.
Brocade will tour to Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio in London (31st May – 1st June), Bodysurf, Findhorn (8th – 9th June), and the Made in Scotland Showcase in Edinburgh (13th – 17th August).
More info: www.robertajean.org