Archived Events/ Spring 2014

Still House

Still House

Ours was the Fen country

Thu 13 Mar 8pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

For the past two years Dan Canham has been capturing conversations with people of the fens in East Anglia. Eel-catchers, horse breeders and young farmers have all been interviewed. In this ethereal piece of documentary dance-theatre Dan and his team fuse movement and sound with the words and memories of their native collaborators to get to the heart of the fens – a beautiful, bleak and mysterious expanse of flat land.

Ours Was the Fen Country is a celebration of and eulogy to universal stories of rural communities that are fading from view; an exhilarating, poetic look at the inevitability of change from the voices of those who still know the old words.

Ours Was the Fen Country is a Bristol Old Vic Ferment, New Wolsey and DanceXchange commission. Produced by MAYK.

“One of the most original talents around” Independent.