The Dancing in Museums Project
Everything is not as it seems in The Imagination Museum. Allow us to introduce you to Mildred, Henry and Harriet, three eccentric tour-guides who will bring to life a series of museum artefacts through words and movement.
The Imagination Museum is a children's dance theatre piece created in collaboration with writer Anna Selby and composer Max Perryment which has been designed for promenade performances in museums and heritage sites as part of the Dancing in Museums project. Alongside our performances, we also deliver creative dance workshops for children aged 7-11. Click here to read more information about those workshops.
Between 2013 and 2017 we have shared The Imagination Museum with 28 museums across the UK. We have given 92 performances of the work. Just under 6000 people have seen the work live, and the majority of those have seen it for free. 1600 children and young people have also joined us in workshops exploring the world of the work.
The Dancing in Museums project is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and the early development was also supported by Lincolnshire County Council, Fund NK and Derbyshire County Council. Videos of previous performances are available at the following links: Boston Guildhall, the Beaney Museum, Canterbury, and the Horniman Museum (from 3.09 onwards).
Dancers: Robert Guy, Jessamin Landamore-Coyne and Lucy Starkey; joined in 2016 by Sarah Blanc, Joe Garbett, Megan Griffiths and Chloe Mead
Writing: Anna Selby
Composition: Max Perryment
Costume design: Berit Laageide
Stage design: James Perkins
Dramaturg/guest practitioner: Dr Tom Cornford
Choreographic mentor: Niki McCretton
Project managed by Danielle Rose (2016) and Kate McStraw (2017)
Produced by Claire Morton