Out and About
Background photo by John Sturrock, foreground photos by Richard Oliver
Rosemary Lee (UK)
Locations in & around Granary Square (in front of Central Saint Martins)
Sun 7, Sat 13 & Sun 14 October 2012, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6.00pm
"[An] earthy yet evanescent event… beautifully realised and transporting.”
Originally set beneath a tree in Brunswick Square, Rosemary Lee reimagines this performance created for Dance Umbrella 2011, relocating it to an urban environment. Set to a tolling bell, Melt Down conveys a quiet intensity that is both absorbing and thought-provoking.
A deceptively simple work for an ensemble of 30 men, its central image is open to a rich myriad of interpretations. This is movement at its most powerful and contemplative, set against the dramatic regenerated skyline of the King’s Cross area.
Rosemary Lee has been choreographing, performing and directing for over 20 years. She is known for working in a variety of media and contexts including large-scale site-specific works with cross-generational casts.
In kind support from English Folk Dance and Song Society