Still Touch from Richard Chappell

Published: 30 March 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Still Touch on YouTube Credit: Richard Chappell Dance

Still Touch is a new film version of Richard Chappell Dance's 2018 work of the same name that explores the need for human contact and connections.

Filmed by Daniel Martin, it features dancers Sharol MacKenzie and Faye Stoeser with two human sculptures by visual artist Anna Gillespie to a score by Samuel Hall. It is now available on YouTube.

This is the first work in Richard Chappell's new season that will see Infinite Ways Home, his first full-length production for a mid-scale stage, première at Exeter Northcott on 24 and 25 September before touring to CULTVR Lab, Cardiff on 2 October.

Other work in the season will include another original film that uses poetry and dance to reflect on Richard's experiences of anxiety, released on 12 April, and a large-scale participation project, Our Roads Home, throughout the summer across Devon.