Exploring Objects Sharing Cultures
From September - November 2014, Katie was commissioned by the British Museum to work with students from EC Lighthouse, a Lithuanian supplementary school in Tower Hamlets, to create a new work to be performed in the museum galleries.
Responding to objects in the Wolfson Gallery: Roman Empire (Room 70), we created a performance piece examining the interconnected stories of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra and Mark Antony. With an emphasis on bringing museum objects to life through movement, the dancers began by exploring how people represented themselves in the Roman era, reawakening the statues and busts in the gallery. They then went on to work with a broad range of themes including loyalty, power, competition and conflict to create their final piece, which was called Reawakening Rome.
Read more about the project on the British Museum blog here and on the Made By Katie Green blog here. A short video with extracts from our performances is available online here. You can also read the Talking Objects Dance and Movement Resource online here, co-authored by Katie Green, the Community Partnerships Team at the British Museum and artists from Dance United.