We regret to announce due to the lead dancer being taken ill Matters of Life and Death on Thursday 17 November has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvience caused and any tickets bought will be refunded.
Statement from Katie Green
We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel our performance of Matters of Life and Death tonight (17th November) at Rich Mix.
Unfortunately Rebecca, one of our dancers, is seriously ill, and all of our thoughts and best wishes are with her, hoping for her speedy recovery.
We would like to thank Rich Mix, the Matters of Life and Death team and Morton Bates Arts Services for their understanding and support in dealing with this difficult situation. We would also like to thank any of you who may have bought tickets or planned a trip to come along tonight: please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Please contact the Rich Mix Box Office directly for any refunds and watch this space for information about more performance dates in 2012. We are also hoping to have a video trailer for the work online by the end of the year and we will let you know when that goes live.
Newest work from Award-Winning Choreographer Katie Green
Matters of Life and Death re-imagines a key scene from Graham Swift’s novel Waterland, in which a body is found floating in a Fenland sluice. The work drives forward as a group of individuals begin urgently to deal with the body, retrieving it from the water. Then they have to deal with the emotional impact of the event.
“incredibly mature and beautiful, with a fine soundtrack and some elegantly choreographed moments from the beginning”
Morag Deyes, Dance Base, Edinburgh
Through collage and fragmentary re-tellings of this scene, five dancers examine some of the many differing emotional responses to a traumatic event. Within this imagined reality, the dancers swap roles in order to change their and the audience’s perspective, and begin to venture into the possibilities of what else could have happened or what might happen next. They navigate a landscape that is fluid, unstable and within which all secrets, no matter how deeply hidden, will be thrust to the surface.
Matters of Life and Death was selected for UKYA01, the first UK showcase for work by exceptional young artists in 2010.
The evening’s performance will be preceded by a curtain-raiser dance piece choreographed by an exceptional young choreographer from the East Midlands. The Made By YOU young choreographer commission is being supported by the Youth Dance England partners in the East Midlands.
The project is supported by the National Lottery through funding from Arts Council England
Katie Green www.madebykatiegreen.co.uk
Image: Nuno Santos