Where did the idea for this type of performance, making use of the fountain, come from?
I was approached by Kate Britton from the City of Newcastle to create a work in the beautiful sculptural fountain created by Margel Hinder. It was a very exciting, interesting and challenging proposition but I loved the idea.
Kate really wanted to utilise the incredible work of Margel Hinder, who was such an incredible pioneering female artist and place it within the contemporary dance context.
How does performing in a space like Civic Park Fountain alter your approach to a performance? How unique is something like this?
It is an incredibly unique approach to creating work as there are many different elements to consider- water, weather, surfaces and then the dancers bodies within that.
It’s said the performance will explore Newcastle’s environment and its industrial history, can you give us some insight into how?
What can audiences expect from this performance?
Photo Credits: Paul Dear