"a piece that captures the joy of moving to music, of sharing a rhythm, and it makes you want to dance too" Evening Standard ★★★★ - Read Full Review"Dan Canham’s fresh and deliciously convincing mashup of lilting traditional dance and percussive popping and locking succeeds in celebratory style" The Guardian - Read Full Review"it is a thing of total joy!" Deliq/Maddy Costa - Read Full Review
Performed at night on a rooftop in London, Of Riders and Running Horses draws us into an exhilarating and visceral ad hoc ceremony. It conjures up a new kind of old dance to animate city spaces. Created by Still House for six female dancers and a live band, the performers dance to an insistent rhythm, reminding us of the exhilarating power that comes from moving together.
Bristol based theatre-maker and choreographer Dan Canham has been co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella to create Of Riders and Running Horses. Influenced by film, theatre, music and dance, what lies at the heart of Dan’s work is a sense of refreshing authenticity, and a visually poetic exploration into the collective imagination of performers and audiences.The music, composed and played live by Luke Harney (AKA Typesun) and Sam Halmarack, was created in the rehearsal room both inspiring, and being inspired by, the choreography.
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What a start! @DanceUmbrellaUK 2015 launch #ofridersandrunninghorses @dancanham @gladstone_bag @StillHouseLive http://t.co/1Y7tE6HYe6
Any night that ends with dancing on an east London rooftop is fine by me. We're not talking random warehouse party, but the opening of this year's Dance Umbrella festival, with a show that puts contemporary dance firmly in the here and now.
Audience spontaneously invading performance space @danceumbrellauk #festivallaunch 2015 | Wonderful… https://t.co/AuybOid1TC