TERRA is a subtle, disconcerting and deeply affecting study of fear. When a journey taken by a group of travellers is complicated by unforeseen violence, which manipulate, confuse, and hypnotise them, they are forced to become something other than themselves.
Set to the haunting beats of an originally composed sound score and a visually mesmeric lighting design, James Finnemore’s ethereal, intricate and captivating choreography, punctuated with wild and thrilling moments of athleticism, conjure a world where suspicion and fear can change us in unrecognisable ways.
"Finnemore is a choreographer to watch"
- The Guardian
Age Recommendation: 16+
James Finnemore has made and toured work in the UK and internationally with acclaimed companies including Hofesh Shechter Co., Punchdrunk, Carte Blanche and Olivier Dubois. Most recently he performed in the sell out UK tour of Gary Clark’s hit show, COAL. In 2011 his first solo, Patriot, was awarded Best Choreographic Direction at ACT Festival, Spain, and in 2014 he presented his first group work, Oh|Glory at Resolution! to much critical acclaim. Following the success of Oh|Glory James was commissioned by The Place to make his new work, TERRA. James is an Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh.
TERRA was Commissioned by The Place. Supported by Arts Council England, The Point, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Yorkshire Dance and Dance in Devon.
With thanks to Lost Dog and Laughton Lodge for subsidised rehearsal space.
Fusing dance genres, twins Kristina and Sadé Alleyne combine moments of physicality with moments of grace to explore concepts of incarceration. Through precise rhythms and gestures, their relationship transforms forcing them to recount the duality of their emotions.
"Alleyne Dance are rising stars of the contemporary dance scene"
- Serenditpity UK
Artistic Directors/ choreographers/Performers: Kristina Alleyne and Sadé Alleyne
Music Composer: Alan Dicker, Samuel Kerridge, Paul Englishby, Ólafur Arnalds, Kevin MacLeod
Music Producer: Sadé Alleyne
Costume Department: Lelia Ransley
Extra Support via residencies, rehearsal space, guidance: Academy Performing Arts, GLL- Greenwich Leisure Limited, Serendipity- BHM Live 2017, ImPulsTanz, The BRIT School, Ultima Vez
Warnings: The performance includes loud music, partial nudity (to underwear)
Alleyne Dance are a multi disciplined dance company based in London. They have worked with many artists and dance companies including Akram Khan, Ultima Vez- Wim Vandekeybus, Gregory Maqoma, Arthur Pita, Tavaziva, Chisato Minamimura and Retina. They have trained in many genres of dance including traditional African dance, hip hop, kathak, Latin and circus skills. Their background in athletics has moulded their dynamic, fast, physical dance style and technique. They work internationally with their performances and workshops. A Night's Game was shown at MOVE IT Festival 2016 and has been performed in London, Spain, France, Toronto, Vienna, Cahors and Leicester UK.
Venue: at The Place