Free Dance Performance Intervention: Imaginarium
Imaginarium is an exploration through dance of the metamorphic work of Leonora Carrington. Developed partly through a residency at Crookhey Hall, Carrington’s childhood home, the work captures the physicality, colour and energy found within Carrington’s sketches and paintings. The performer’s embodied response has been a direct reaction to the artist’s sense of mobilization, colour and imagery and their experience at Crookhey Hall.
Performed by James Hewison (Edge Hill University) and Michelle Man (Edge Hill University). Original music by Alfonso García de la Torre Rey.
Thank you to: Edge Hill University, Professor Roger Shannon, the staff at Crookhey Hall, Costa Contemporánea Festival, Spain.
Further performance – Sunday 10 May 2015, 15.00–15.15 and 16.00–16.15
There is also a reading of surrealist and fantastical new writing, inspired by Leonora Carrington. Readers include fiction writer Ailsa Cox, whose work is included in Best British Stories 2014, and the poet James Byrne, editor of internationally-renowned poetry magazine The Wolf and lecturer at Edge Hill University. The Speaking Trumpet – Tate Liverpool, Hospitality Suite, Saturday 16 May 2015, 14.00 – 16.00 Free, drop-in