Forbidden Dance

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Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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It would appear that, for now, festival season is over for dance and we can settle down and enjoy the coming summer which, thanks to global warming, should actually feel like summer, in the UK at least!

So it would be a great idea if some dance makers were putting together works that can be watched outside, in the stunning countryside which does exist in this country if you look hard enough.

'Forbidden - A Tale of Love' and War is one such project that is being prepared in the leafy locale of Herefordshire. Created by Helen Parlor, of Motionhouse fame, and featuring dozens of youth performers, professional dancers, aerial work and horses (yes, you read that correctly) it should be a enjoyable way to spend a warm summers evening.

The publicity prose tells us this much;

"Forbidden is inspired by the true story of Alice Birch and Charles Clifford, lovers from opposing sides of the Civil War who escaped Goodrich Castle during the Roundhead siege lead by Colonel Birch, Alice's father. They fled on horseback during a heavy storm and reached the swollen banks of the River Wye, only to drown in their desperate attempt to be together."

So there you have it. The show runs from Thursday July 10 to Saturday July 12, 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. More details on the producers website and keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds out!

Below is a video interview with the shows creator along with some rehearsal footage.


[ Forbidden Website ]

NB: Article19 is involved with the media production on this project.

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