Trails - Dora Frankel Ensemble - Dance City

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Trails - Dora Frankel Ensemble

Rich, raw, beautiful
Sat 29 Jan 2022 7:30pm
Running time: 1 hr 30 mins including interval
Age: All
Tickets: £13.50
Concessions: £8.00,
£11.00 concession
‘A mark or series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something’

Trails is an evening of extracts from the trilogy inspired by the work of landscape painter JMW Turner (1775 -1851) and created by Dora Frankel and composer Peter Coyte with costumes by Kate Collins.
The trilogy comprises:

- The Unfolding Sky: Turner in the North 2013
- Figures in a Floating Landscape 2019
- Tread lightly on the Planet to be completed 2022.

Together these works, all made to be performed both outdoors or indoors form a journey in time and space from 18th century Northumberland rural idylls and early industry to the present-day climate emergency and our response. Dance and electronic music, mixed live on stage are fused in these works performed by dancers Luca Braccia and Livia Massarelli.

“Fantastic choreography and wow, could those dancers dance!” Audience member Premiere Gulbenkian Theatre Kent 2019

Dora curates the evening giving context to the works and sharing some thoughts about the process.
The evening is completed by the premiere of #Tread by visual artist diz_qo

The Unfolding Sky: Turner in the North was created as part of the first Festival of the north east touring to much loved heritage sites such as Bamburgh Castle. Figures in a Floating Landscape begun in 2018 was completed and toured 2019-20. Dora and Peter came together again to begin Tread Lightly on the Planet in December 2020.

This is a Dance City commission and forms part of Dora’s 70th year celebrations.

Photo credit: Luke Waddington

Follow the company on Instagram @frankeldora, Twitter @figuresin
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