Suitcases – Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company - Dance City

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Suitcases – Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company

A moving exploration
Sat 26 Jun 2021 7:30pm
Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Age: 12+
Tickets: £9.50
£8.00 students
*Please note, this performance will be digitally streamed, it is not an in-person performance*

Hit The Ground Running Dance Theatre Company have been working in collaboration with Jon Crispin, a Massachusetts based photographer. His upcoming exhibition, ‘The Willard Suitcases’, has inspired their latest work.

Jon has worked on his exhibition for more than five years and his knowledge of the Willard Institute and the Suitcases have been invaluable to this performance.

In 1995, The Willard Asylum, New York, closed its doors after a century of treating those deemed unfit for civilized society. Discovered in an attic, the suitcases of 427 Willard patients were found. Beautifully preserved epitaphs to a few of those who lived and died at the Willard asylum and a poignant remembrance of the lives they left outside. Drawing inspiration from some of the suitcases found, Hit The Ground Running’s new theatrical performance is a moving exploration of the people behind the suitcases and plays homage to innocent lives lived and lost to mental illness.

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