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Our second week of research for the Dancing in Caves project at Pavilion Dance South West culminated in a sharing of some of our early ideas for new work Beneath Our Feet in the PDSW theatre, lit by torches. Our audience were really generous in feeding back about their experience of the work, and I wanted to jot down some of the things I learnt from their responses, as well as other key ideas from the second week.
For 2 weeks in August and September 2016 we are in residence with Pavilion Dance South West exploring initial movement ideas for our new work 'Beneath Our Feet', designed for promenade performance in caves and underground spaces.
As part of my Dancing in Caves research I've been fortunate to have been put in touch with archaeologist Dr Miles Russell, who shared with me some information about Neolithic Flint Mine Grimes Graves in Norfolk.
Today I had the opportunity to visit and be inspired by two underground sites: Chislehurst Caves and the tunnels of Fort Amherst. Here are a few photographs from my visits.