Lakes Alive - The Future
The Lake District National Park Authority has today announced the conclusion of its annual cultural event - Lakes Alive.
7 to 8 September 2019
Saturday & Sunday 1.15pm - 1.45pm; 2.45pm - 3.15pm; 4.45pm - 5.15pm
By Cumbrian Youth Dance in collaboration with Wired Aerial Theatre
Abbot Hall Park, Kirkland, Kendal LA9 5AL
Topos, part of a suite of new work exploring the relationship between Labanotation (a way of recording dance movement) and topos (a similar notation method used by climbers to record their routes).
This a high-energy performance takes place on a purpose-built structure designed and constructed by Jamie Ogilvie, technical director at Wired Aerial Theatre. It is based on the notable climbing route of Napes Needle on Scafell. The dancers weave their way in and out of the structure, hang off it, perform breath-taking falls from it, testing both the strength of the performers and the structure.
Cumbria Youth Dance Company has created three unique piece of choreography; a stage piece which was performed at Theatre by the Lake and The Lowry in March; its first ever outdoor performance which was launched on the shores of Coniston Water at Brantwood as part of John Ruskin’s bicentenary celebrations and out of the structure, hang off it, perform breath-taking falls from it and test their strength to the limit, and a dance film which will be screened and debated as part of Kendal Mountain Festival taking place in Kendal, in November.
Wired Arialare an internationally acclaimed aerial theatre company and the creators and world's foremost performers of Bungee-Assisted Dance technique.
They specialise in creating inventive aerial productions with the use of flyable set pieces as well as performer/animation interaction and enjoy sharing our harness techniques with directors and choreographers to make our other aerial productions. Wired Aerial Theatre work in partnership with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.
Cumbria Youth Dance Company is an auditioned group providing accessible, high quality dance training and opportunities for gifted & talented young people aged 12-18 years living in Cumbria. Hosted by Active Cumbria (the county’s Sport & Physical Activity Partnership), the Company has been meeting regularly for technique training, weekend intensives and masterclasses throughout the year, working with visiting choreographers to create new work for performance locally and regionally.