Between 2010 and 2012, Dan Canham went on a process of recording conversations with people of the fens in East Anglia. Eel-catchers, horse breeders, museum keepers and young farmers were all interviewed. 

In this ethereal piece of documentary dance-theatre Dan and his team fuse movement and sound with the words and memories of their native collaborators to get to the heart of this beautiful, bleak and mysterious expanse of flat land and dig up universal stories of rural communities fading from view.

Ours Was The Fen Country is a striking and poetic look at the disappearance of the small things from the voices of those who still know the old words.

“A deeply moving meditation on the passing of a way of life ...performed with an authenticity and immediacy that stuns like an arrow through the heart. Unmissable.”
— Venue Magazine