ACTS perform terra / earth by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen
Creatio Arts perform Class by Ben Bailey Smith & Lajaune Lincoln
Age Guide: 12+
terra / earth
by Nell Leyshon & choreography by Anthony Missen
A group of classmates is torn apart by the opportunity to perform their own dance. As they disagree and bicker, two distinct physical groups emerge and separate into opposing teams.
When a strange outsider appears – out of step with everyone else – the divide is disrupted. A contemporary narrative dance piece about individuality, community and heritage.
Nell Leyshon – Why I Wrote this Play:
‘I wanted to write a play that used the language of the body as well as the tongue. The point where text meets movement is a fascinating place to explore, and I thought it important to engage young people who might not be interested in straight performance, but something more dynamic. I also wanted to address how many judgements we make when we meet new people, both conscious and unconscious.’
by Ben Bailey and Lajaune Lincoln
It’s school election time and while most of the school is busy enjoying their lunchbreak, a deadlock is taking place amongst the members of the school council. Bitter rivalries, secret alliances and false promises are laid bare. As a ruthless battle ensues, who will win and does anyone really care?
A play about politics, populism and the ‘ping’ of a text message.
Ben Bailey and Lajaune Lincoln – Why We Wrote this Play:
“We wanted to create something that would appeal as much to young theatre lovers, as it would to young individuals who wouldn’t normally think about going near a stage. A tale that depicts not only contemporary social divisions, but also reflects our current fraught political climate.”
See this performance for half price when you book the Dance workshop which takes place before the show from 5pm - 7pm.