Tue 15 Oct to Wed 16 Oct

Jonathan Goddard and Lily McLeish

While You Are Here

£17 / £13 concs

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While You Are Here ​ is a new play for dance written by Eve Leigh and an exciting collaboration between choreographer Jonathan Goddard and director Lily McLeish.  
 

While You Are Here ​explores the events that unfold over time in one small space; in a photographic darkroom past secrets are uncovered, three centuries earlier a couple contemplate their future, someone catches fire and a dream is forever lost.  Simultaneously looking at the past, present and future, stories are connected through their location, forgotten incidents ricocheting through the space as generations of humans pass by trying to make sense of life, of death, of time.  
 
The performance combines dance, text and animation in an unpredictable collage to show time as an ever-evolving puzzle. Four world-class dancer-actors inhabit a striking world created by designer Akhila Krishnan with score by Max Pappenheim. 
 
While You Are Here ​is a compelling new dance play that makes us question our relationship to environment, and the connections, legacies and inheritance passing through the centuries.  
 
"We are a way for the universe to know itself” ​Carl Sagan, Astronomer


Age Recommendation: 12+


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TUE 15 OCT: Free post-show talk in The Place Theatre
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Production Credits

Concept: ​Jonathan Goddard and Lily McLeish
Choreographer: ​Jonathan Goddard
Director: ​Lily McLeish
Writer: ​Eve Leigh
Production Designer: ​Akhila Krishnan
Composer: ​Max Pappenheim
Lighting Designer: ​Lucy Hansom
Producer: ​Martin Collins 
Dancers: ​Christopher Akrill, Hannah Kidd, Jonathan Savage & Clemmie Sveass 
Projection Programmer: ​Stanley Orwin-Fraser
Marketing Designer: ​Joe Walkling
Production Manager: Marius Arnold-Clark

While You Are Here ​ ​is commissioned by DanceEast and The Place, supported by Arts Council England, Stone Nest & the Royal Opera House.

Times: 7.30pm
Duration: 75 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2019