Share the Word

Share the Word was a dance-work for an intergenerational cast of dancers that was performed in schools and care-homes around Surrey in Feruary-March 2011.

Share the word… brings together the themes and ethos of the recently revived “make-do-and-mend” movement into a dance-work incorporating live movement and film that gets people talking and thinking about their values and stories/ experiences. Through looking at and discussing many different objects, we explored ‘second-hand’, ‘recycling’ and ‘reusing’.

The starting point for this piece was the sharing of stories and experiences stimulated by 4 commonly found objects: Knitting, Music Stand, Cleudo Game, Microscope. I brought together the experiences of the group to create 4 short narratives which related to the 4 objects and provided the structure and content of the dance-work and films. Go to the blog to find out more about the creative process and watch clips from rehearsals.

With thanks to Surrey Arts

The Cast

Tamara, Rhiannon, Alex and Libby
Adam, Peter, Anna and Hannah
Chloe, Lindsay, Mary and Andre
Vicki, Jack, Jean, Lizzie and Emily