Matters of Life and Death
Developed and performed from 2010-2012, Matters of Life and Death re-imagined a key scene from Graham Swift's novel Waterland, in which a body is found floating in a Fenland sluice. Four individuals urgently begin to retrieve the body from the water, and are forced to come to terms with the event that shatters their quiet lives.
Matters of Life and Death was selected for UKYA01, the first UK showcase for work by exceptional young artists in 2010, and went on to be premiered in London as part of The Place's Spring Loaded Festival in 2012 as well as touring the UK. Read the reviews from our London premiere of the work here and here. Matters of Life and Death was created with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Video extracts of the work from the original idea through two phases of development can be seen on our company blog here.
Dancers: Marie Chabert, Morgan Cloud, Adam Kirkham, Daniela B Larsen, Rebecca Yates (Original devising cast Laure Bachelot, Marie Chabert, Thomas Goodwin, Robert Guy, Carl Harrison)
Composer: Max Perryment
Stage design: James Perkins
Costume design: Berit Laageide
Lighting design: Gareth Green
Guest practitioners: Dr Tom Cornford and Jovair Longo