Originally presented in two central London squares, Rosemary and her collaborators have brought together local performers from Bath to re-imagine Melt Down & Rising for two iconic locations in the heart of the city. From a cast of women passing fleetingly through The Circus to the quiet intensity of an all-male cast under the boughs of a fir tree in Royal Avenue. These green havens will be momentarily transformed, and leave lasting images imprinted in the mind of the spectators.
Sat 21 May, The Circus
Sat 21 May, Victoria Park by Band Stand
Re-created in collaboration with Fiona Millward (Rising) & Henrietta Hale with Ben Ash (Melt Down). Presented during Bath International Music Festival by Bath Dance and Edge Arts, University of Bath in association with Artsadmin. Melt Down & Rising were part of a quartet of dances that made up Square Dances, which was originally commissioned by Dance Umbrella 2011.
In addition to the two live performances there is a FREE Three-Screen Video Installation
LIQUID GOLD IS THE AIR
Three Screen Video Installation
Fri 6 – Thur 19 May
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ (see map)
A collaboration with dance filmmaker Roswitha Chesher, Liquid Gold Is The Air is a triptych full of richly coloured iconographic images and fleeting dances. Over eighty people of all ages move with grace and vitality through the dappled sunlight of a magical arboretum, the Cathedral of Trees.
You are invited to join us and choreographer Rosemary Lee for the opening of the installation on 5th May 6.30-8pm.
Presented by Bath Dance & Edge Arts, University of Bath. Soundscape by Graeme Miller including original music composition by Terry Mann. Commissioned by The Stables for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014 with support from Arts Council England Exceptional Award & Milton Keynes Council. Produced by Artsadmin.