Clinkard's Bright Field autumn tour
Following its world première as part of Brighton Festival earlier this year, choreographer and stage designer Theo Clinkard will tour This Bright Field to Tramway in Glasgow on 13 and 14 October, Laban Theatre in London on 28 October and The Lowry, Salford Quays on 31 October and 1 November.
Clinkard with his company of twelve dancers "asks the audience to consider the subjective and objective gaze and experiences of togetherness from a new perspective".
In part one, the audience is "invited in small groups to share the stage with the performers as they collapse and expand a maze of screens to direct and edit the audiences’ experience of their dancing". In part two, "the audience witness the twelve-strong cast navigate a series of social and choreographic settings."
The international cast comprises Temitope Ajose-Cutting (England), Pau Aran Gimeno (Spain), Natalie Corne (Wales), Nick Coutsier (Belgium), Luke Divall (England), Mathieu Geffré (France), James Keane (England), Samuel Kennedy (England), Meri Pajunpää (Finland), Colas Lucot (France), Leah Marojevic (England), Stephanie McMann (England) and Crystal Zillwood (England).
Design is by Clinkard with live music is composed and performed by James Keane. Lighting is by Guy Hoare and costumes by Rike Zöllner.
Clinkard commented, "I'm thrilled to be following up our Brighton Festival première with a tour to three of my favourite dance venues, each of them well known for dynamic programming of contemporary performance and, together with Dance4, the organisations that have generously invested in this production.
"I'm excited for the opportunity a run of shows provides me and my company with, to refine, deepen and understand the full potential of This Bright Field."