Thu 11 Feb

Richard Chappell Dance/Jodie Cole/Grace Bowen

Resolution 2016

£15 (£11 concessions)

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Richard Chappell Dance

The Vast Rocks

Exploring Devon's landscape, this piece creates a rural, frail and reflective texture through the dismantling of a bale of straw, energised full bodied movement and spoken poetry.

"A choreographer to watch." Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

The Vast Rocks journeys through Richard's experiences growing up around Devon’s landscape. With the piece’s title coming from the Tor’s found on Dartmoor and the South Devon coastline, The Vast Rocks uses spoken poetry written by close family members to establish an intimate and frail, but welcoming setting. With a strong intention of coming home to create the work, the dismantling of a large bale of straw on stage simulates a rural texture and is an effort by its performers to transform the space into an environment where they can use hindsight to discover more about themselves.

Dancers: Olivia Roach, Jordan Ajadi 
Writer: Anne Chappell
Composer: Aaron Martin 

The development and re-staging of The Vast Rocks was funded by Arts Council England and Pavilion Dance South West's Young Choreographers Scheme and supported by The Barbican Theatre, Dance in Devon, Swindon Dance and Plymouth Dance. The piece's originally creation was funded by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust, with support from Arts at Dartington and Exeter Phoenix.

Jodie Cole

I Am Not in Love

"I would happily watch this piece of brutal seduction again." Audience member

A piece about love, finding love, finding lasting love. Through text, movement and a journey on her bike, Jodie tells a story of unforeseen love.

About Jodie Cole

Jodie is a London Based dance artist creating thought provoking work through the use of voice, movement and props. I am not in Love is a dialogue with the audience about relationships, sexuality, and longing. Anecdotes are delivered throughout, whilst an underlying thread of complexity evolves. How and where we need to look for a love that truly lasts, is the big question for Cole as she dances through this story. It is a candid, and sometimes uncomfortably honest, autobiographical work that challenges its audience. 

Please note that this piece contains adult themes.

Grace Bowen

M.E.N (More Equality Needed)

An all-female collective telling their stories independently, in one space, from one era. All will be heard but will you listen?

About M.E.N

M.E.N (More Equality Needed) is an all female collective founded by Grace Bowen in 2015. M.E.N endeavours to provoke and question preconceptions of gender and equality through performance and film. The company aims to produce a series of performances exploring the age of the 'new women', and attitudes towards equality throughout history. 

Times: 8pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Resolution 2016

Resolution 2016

The UK’s biggest dance festival for emerging artists is back for its 27th year. We present 78 companies ready to test the limits of dance through bold ideas and movement.