Of Riders and Running Horses
Presented by Fierce Festival and mac birmingham as part of BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER
“We find a space in the margins of the city in which to gather: to start an ad-hoc ceremony, to stamp our feet and shake our limbs, to dance in the face of an ending.”
Of Riders and Running Horses is a stirring and visceral new dance event by Still House created as a communal animation of urban spaces. Five female dancers and a live band conjure a new kind of old dance, an insistent rhythm, a joyful step into what it means to move together.
This performance will take place off-site – on the top floor of a Birmingham car park with sweeping views across the city.
Commissioned by Dance Umbrella, Pavilion Dance South West and Theatre Bristol and produced by MAYK. Supported using public funding through Arts Council England. Research and Development was supported by the Jerwood Choreographic Research Project, with funds from The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Appetite, Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Umbrella, DanceEast, DanceXchange, Greenwich Dance, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Independent Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, and The Place. Additional research and development support from Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Trinity Community Arts.