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SEASAW

‘An outdoor dance event is difficult enough to arrange but an outdoor site-specific promenade dance extravaganza is quite different. SEASAW is all of that.’

Kevin Berry, The Stage, September 2012





Year :
2010 - 2012

Credits :
Danced by and created with (including cast 1 and 2) Amy Bell, Neil Callaghan, Joss Carter, Andras Fodor, Kip Johnson, Eithne Kane, Adam Kirkland, Sally Marie, Stephanie McMann, Simon Palmer, Beth Powlesland, Alessandra Ruggeri, Louise Tanoto, Ming-Hei Wong
Rehearsal Director 2.Tour Amy Bell
Sound Design Jeremy Cox
Costume Design Sayako Kaibuchi, Louise Tanoto
Set Design Maresa von Stockert
Production Manager Robin Shepard Blandy
Choreography & Direction Maresa von Stockert


A promenade piece of contemporary dance, performance art and physical theatre vignettes, SEASAW is inspired by the relationship between humans and water.

Whether evoking childhood memories of waterside holidays or provoking thoughts on current environmental issues such as water pollution and global warming, SEASAW is entertaining, thought-provoking and challenging.


Tour 2011:
Norfolk and Norwich Festival (Cromer, North Norfolk), Viva Cité (Sotteville lès Rouen), Imagine Watford (Watford), Pavilion Dance (Bournemouth), Out There Festival (Great Yarmouth)

Tour 2012:
Nausicaa (Boulogne sur Mer), Festival Z’Arts Up! (Bethune), Brighton Festival (Brighton), Espace Michel-Simon (Noisy le Grand), Festival Furies (Chalons en Champagne), Oerol (Terschelling), Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (London), Hatfair (Winchester), Urban Moves (Manchester), Stockton International Riverside Festival (Stockton-on-Tees), Mintfest (Kendal)

Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by Norfolk and Norwich Festival and North Norfolk District Council.

Running time : 60 – 70 minutes depending on promenade route

 

Press:

‘Mixing contemporary dance, performance art, physical theatre and comedy, SEASAW created an hour of entertainment which remained with the viewer. It was beautifully performed, coordinated and delivered, and wonderfully different.’

Jessica Marshall Mchattie, The Argus, 21 May 2012

‘An outdoor dance event is difficult enough to arrange but an outdoor site-specific promenade dance extravaganza is quite different. SEASAW is all of that.’

Kevin Berry, The Stage, September 2012

‘Von Stockert’s evocation of the sea includes pollution and environmental damage, but it also has myths and poetry…
Von Stockert and her performers are as changeable as the sea.
A model of how to do a promenade performance.’

Zoe Anderson, The Dancing Times, August 2012

 

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