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
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 & Running Horses is a stirring and visceral dance event by Still House created as a communal animation of urban spaces. Six 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.
Director Dan Canham.
Associate Director Laura Dannequin.
Created by the company.
Dancers: Anna Kaszuba, Robia Milliner Brown, Odilia Egyiawan, Tanya Richam-Odoi, Tilly Webber, Stephanie McMann
Live music by Typesun (real name Luke Harney) and Sam Halmarack.
Production Manager 2016: Ethan Hudson
Costume: Bianca Ward
Produced by MAYK
Of Riders and Running Horses is 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.