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Published: 13 November 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Laura Jones, Chris Pavia and David Willdridge in Artificial Things Credit: Stopgap Dance Company

Artificial Things, a film of the Stopgap Dance Company performance directed by Sophie Fiennes and choreographed by Lucy Bennett, is to be shown on BBC 4 on 18 November, then is on iPlayer from 19 November for a year.

Filmed on location in a derelict suburban shopping mall and featuring an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers, the film explores human interdependence, strength, and vulnerability. Dancers Amy Butler, Laura Jones, Chris Pavia, David Willdridge and David Toole, who passed away in October, devised the original piece and appear in the film.