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.
You can see some clips from the final performance here (from 4.54 onwards).
Read more about the project on the Made By Katie Green blog here.