EXPERIENTIAL DANCE, the fast rising UK dance/theatre company founded two years ago by filmmaker and artistic director Rachel Johnson, tour their new production Bridging The Void in spring 2016.
Bridging The Void is an absorbing, unusual, beautiful piece of dance/theatre/film choreographed by Rachel Johnson and performed by three dancers to an hypnotic original score by composer James Welland and beautifully filmed sequences of sunrises by cameraman Jonathan Binks. A flowing movement vocabulary entices the audience to participate; as a result the traditional boundary between performer and viewer is eliminated and a shared experience develops throughout the 45 minute piece.
Bridging The Void starts as the audience enter the theatre in complete darkness. The space is already occupied by the three dancers, the sounds of the sunrise location, the sound of a woman breathing, a haunting musical score. The performance unfolds around the audience who are encouraged to wander around, encounter the performers and react to the production as it develops.
Says Rachel Johnson: “I want to give audiences the opportunity to get involved in the performance; to hear, see and feel the beauty of the sunrise and the movement both emotionally and physically. When we performed ‘Bridging the Void’ in a handful of venues last year, audiences were initially curious, intrigued; then, as the sun rises over the city of London, in our film, curiosity gave way to a relaxing atmosphere and people were happy to join in, enjoy the experience and leave the theatre feeling uplifted.”
‘BRIDGING THE VOID’ spring 2016 tour dates:
January 26th Bracknell Southhill Park
01344 484 123
February 1st Newcastle City Library, Bewick Hall
February 2nd Newcastle Vane Art Gallery
March 1st Truro and Penwith College
01726 879 500
March 9th Colchester Arts Centre
01206 500 900
March 16th Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
01743 281 281
April 3rd London, Rich Mix
020 7613 7498
April 14th Oxford, Pegasus Theatre
01865 812 150
April 29th Eastbourne College
01323 452 255
May 4th Birmingham mac
0121 446 3232