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Pulse 2012: Ours Was the Fen Country

Dan Canham and Still House
PULSE Fringe Festival at New Wolsey Studio, Friday 25 May at 7.20pm

Dan Canham presents the first ever public work-in-progress of his latest dance theatre piece, the follow up to the highly acclaimed 30 Cecil Street.

Since 2009 Dan has been capturing conversations with people of the fens in East Anglia; eel-catchers, farmers, parish councilors, museum keepers, molly dancers and conservationists. In this ethereal piece of dance-theatre Dan and a company of three other dancers fuse movement and sound with the words and memories of their native collaborators to get to the heart of this beautiful, bleak and mysterious expanse of flat land.

In a place where the soil is shrinking by the height of a person in the life of a person, Ours Was The Fen Country is a poetic look at things disappearing and the inevitability of change.

Dan Canham is a dance and theatre maker. He has previously performed as a member of DV8 Physical Theatre (To Be Straight With You), Kneehigh Theatre (Brief Encounter, A Matter of Life and Death, Tristan and Yseult, The Bacchae) Fabulous Beast (Rite of Spring) and Punchdrunk (Faust) among other companies. Now making his own work, Dan’s previous piece, 30 Cecil Street has toured extensively including a sell-out run at Forest Fringe and a celebrated showing at PULSE 2011.

www.pulsefringe.com – 01473 295900

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