17 - 31 Oct 2015
Walking Stories in Dance Umbrella is presented across 4 London Parks: Greenwich, Brockwell, Springfield and Waterlow. Details of dates, times and locations are provided in the event description.
London, SE10 8QY
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An audio walk for parks
You don’t come to watch Walking Stories: you live it, breathe it, build and dismantle it. Supplied with an mp3 player and headphones, this audio walk for parks gives you a completely immersive experience that removes you from the clutter of everyday life.
Walking Stories is presented as part of Dance Umbrella 2015
Running everyday 17-31st Oct, across 4 London Parks.
Critically acclaimed, Walking Stories is an intricately choreographed group audio walk for parks. In this unique outdoor experience created by Charlotte Spencer Projects, green spaces become part of an exploratory, interactive and fully immersive audio journey.
Moving between watching, listening and following instructions, this piece takes you on a journey with yourself and your companions. Almost before realising it, you will be absorbed into a spontaneous walking dance.
Dress for October and in comfortable shoes.
Unless the storm has a name, we’ll be going ahead.
Walking Stories works best unencumbered by bags so please travel light. We can’t admit latecomers.
WEEKDAYS 1PM & 4PM
WEEKENDS 11AM, 1PM & 4PM
SAT 17 – WED 21 OCT
GREENWICH PARK SE10
MEETING POINT:PAVILION TEA HOUSE (OPPOSITE ROYAL OBSERVATORY)
THU 22 – SAT 24 OCT
BROCKWELL PARK SE24
MEETING POINT:IN FRONT OF BROCKWELL LIDO
SUN 25 – TUE 27 OCT
SPRINGFIELD PARK E5
MEETING POINT: SPRINGFIELD PARK CAFE
WED 28 – SAT 31 OCT
WATERLOW PARK N6
MEETING POINT: LAUDERDALE HOUSE CAFE
Running Time: 60 mins
Max audience per performance: 20
Under 12s to be accompanied by an adult (not suitable for under 6s)
"Contemplative and profound, Charlotte Spencer Project's audio walk draws you effortlessly into an experience of natural choreography...It is one of the most calming, quietly beautiful and evocative outdoor pieces I have ever experienced." (Review, Brighton International Festival 2014)
Walking Stories is presented by Dance Umbrella
Concept and Direction: Charlotte Spencer
Music and Sound Design: Tristan Shorr, Tom Spencer
Text, Dramaturgy: Charlotte Spencer, Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, Bruno Humberto
Narration: Tristan Shorr
Additional Artists: Rohanna Eade, Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot, Janine Harrington, Simon Pascoe, David McCormick, Alex Moran
Producer: Keren Kossow (original production with Morton Bates Arts Services)
Walking Stories was originally created in 2013, co-commissioned by Greenwich Dance, Patrons of Charlotte Spencer Projects, The Point and CCN Caen/Basse-Normandie through DanSCe Dialogues 2 funded by Interreg IVA.
Developed with the support from South East Dance, Stour Valley Arts and Le Pacifique|CDC Grenoble. Supported using funding from Arts Council England through the National Lottery. Research and development was supported by The Space programme at Dartington and Greenwich Dance. 2014 touring was supported through funding from Sound and Music and DanSCe Dialogues 2.
Many thanks the individual co-commissioners of Walking Stories for their generous donations: Rolande Anderson, Helen Janecek, Paul and Susee Mason, Jane Gow, Jane and Mike Blatt, Kelvin Mottram, Mary Ann and Stefan Bown, Caroline and Jonathan Spencer.
Walking Stories in Dance Umbrella 2015 is further supported by Greenwich Dance.