Drowntown (16+) - Rhiannon Faith Company - Dance City

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Drowntown (16+) - Rhiannon Faith Company

A gritty, tender and timely dance theatre work
Fri 04 Nov 2022 7:30pm
Running time: 1 hour 30 mins (no interval)
Age: 16+
Tickets: £18.00
Concessions: £14.50
Six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a coastal land. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves. Stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleakness of the sea, they struggle with isolation, shame and failed support systems.

Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and text, this timely performance gives voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a society at tipping point.

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith makes socially conscious work that raises awareness and lobbies for change. She asks here how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning.

Co-produced by Harlow Playhouse. Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with commissioning support from DanceEast. Supported by Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd, South East Dance, and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Content warnings: strong language, grief, isolation/depression

Additional Support: The show explores themes of isolation. If you feel you need some extra support you can contact the Samaritans 24-hours a day: Call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
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