SHORELINE Simon Birch Dance, SALT 2016

May 12, 2016


Simon Birch Dance

Watergate Bay | Sat 9th July | 2.30pm & 4.30pm | Sun 10th July | 3pm & 5pm

Sennen Cove | Mon 11th July | 5.30pm & 7.30pm | Tues 12th July | 6pm & 7.45pm

Kynance Cove | Wed 13th July | 4.45pm & 6.45pm | Thurs 14th July | 5.45pm & 7.45pm

£ Pay what you can: No amount too large or small. We’ll have collection buckets at the end of the show, you’re welcome to pay what you can!

What they say

Whether you live by it or make special trips to it, we are all, deep down, connected to the sea; often without ever knowing why. Perhaps it is about being human, about our vulnerability against such changeable yet awe-inspiring environments or a desire for healing, transcendence and escape.

Shoreline explores our mysterious connection with the sea. It is amphibious – danced in the water, as well as on the sand and rocks, to live choral music. It is a metaphor for the storms we all endure, the moments of tranquillity we seek and the borders and boundaries we fear or dare to cross. Shoreline is an ode to the coastline, and all that it means to us.

Having trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Simon began as a performer for Nigel Charnock, Liv Lorent, Gill Clarke, Emilyn Claid, Herve Jourdet before making work for Akram Khan, Cscape Dance Company, Freefall Dance and Verve. Last seen in SALT 2013 with Terrarium, his work crosses art forms and includes collaborations that use film, text, movement and visual imagery.

What we say

This performance is an experience for all ages, and one we hope will stay with you forever. Powerfully danced by 6 superb performers supported by a choir; right on the edge of the sea. You will be immersed in this event, you might even get wet feet!

Access: All locations are fully accessible but let us know if any of your party requires a special beach wheelchair. Kynance Cove involves 15-minute coast path walk from National Trust car park- sensible shoes are essential!

(Dress for whatever the weather is doing that day. Bring a picnic if you like. Be prepared for alterations in start times, depending on the climate and tide. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter during the hours leading up to the show.)


Choreography: Simon Birch. Choral score: Jon Hughes. Choir lead: Claire Ingleheart
Photo: Steve Tanner
Dancer in photo: Anthony Middleton

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