Impermanence has new Bristol home

Published: 17 July 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Mount Without

Impermanence artistic directors Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim have signed a lease for Bristol's The Mount Without, a Grade ll listed church which has undergone a £1 million renovation, to be shared with a commercial partner who will focus on booking weddings and other activities.

With a full programme launch planned for spring 2023, the company hopes to stage a five-night run of a show from a different visiting dance company each month, as well as staging one new show of its own each year alongside training and artist development opportunities.

Before then, 27 to 30 September sees the world première of It Begins In Darkness by Seke Chimutengwende, and on 26 November comes Shuffle by Lea Anderson.

On 19 July, company director Roseanna Anderson will present a new work commissioned by Messums Wiltshire at its new Festival of Dance, Cosmic Yoghurt, a response to the life and work of British Surrealist Leonora Carrington created in collaboration with designer Pam Tait and folk musician Nick Hart.

At the end of August, Impermanence will screen its 2018 film The Ballet of the Nations in Florence as part of a residency at the house of author Violet Paget, better known as her male pseudonym Vernon Lee, who wrote the book on which the film is based. The film features Hollywood star Billy Zane and has played at various festivals, winning best art film at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.