Night. 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. A group of 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.
The music is a rider and we are running horses.
The stars are out. Dancing under the open sky makes a felt difference. It moves itself differently. And these age-old sediments no longer stick to my bones, melting in the blood. Michael Klien
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funders & supporters
Of Riders and Running Horses is produced by MAYK, commissioned by Dance Umbrella, Pavilion Dance South West and Theatre Bristol. 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.
2016 Tbilisi, Georgia, Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre; London, National Theatre, Mayfest River Stage; Glasgow, Merchant City Festival; Winchester, Hat Fair; Prague, Czech Republic, Tanec Praha; Ostrava, Czech Republic, Tanec Praha; Pilsen, Czech Republic, Tanec Praha; Eastleigh, The Point; Salisbury, Salisbury International Arts Festival; Bristol, Mayfest; Brighton, Brighton festival/caravan; Gloucester, Strike a light; Cardiff, Bristish Dance Edition
2015 London, Dance Umbrella/LIFT; Birmingham, Fierce/mac/Birmingham Weekender; Cambridge, Cambridge Junction; Bassano Del Grappa, Bmotion festival; Bournemouth, PDSW; Bristol, Mayfest