The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400
From 2018-2021, The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project brought to life museum collections, heritage sites, historical stories and themes through fun and engaging dance performances and workshops. It drew on the historic story of the Mayflower’s voyage from England to America in 1620, and began in Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire, travelled via Hampshire and culminated in Plymouth in July 2021. This project was a development of Made By Katie Green's original Imagination Museum project.
To read a summary of the evaluation for our Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project, visit our blog here.
You can also read the full evaluation here and watch a 10 minute film about the project here.
“The piece itself was way more than I had imagined and was genuinely touching and more relevant to our current lives than I would have thought.” (audience feedback)
The Imagination Museum: Mayflower 400 project was produced by Made By Katie Green, supported financially using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of the Strategic Touring programme, Hampshire Cultural Trust, The Box, West Lindsey, Plymouth, Nottinghamshire, Hampshire County and Bassetlaw District Councils, Pavilion Dance South West, the Surf the Wave programme, The Charter Trustees of East Retford and God's House Tower and also delivered in partnership with the Pilgrim Roots Regional Partnership, Transported, The Point and Plymouth Dance.
For more information about the national Mayflower 400 commemoration, please visit: http://www.mayflower400uk.org/about/
Directed by Katie Green
Choreographed and performed by: Sarah Blanc, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey
With local dance artists: Emma Bouch, Amy O'Sullivan, Alice Shepperson (Pilgrim Roots), Sophie Douglas, Natalie Watson (Hampshire), Kaitlyn Howlett, Kane John Mills (Plymouth)
Writing: Anna Selby
Composition: Max Perryment with additional sound design by Beth Duke
Costume design: Anna Crilly and Berit Laageide
Dramaturg: Tom Cornford
Local Producers: Maggy Watkins (Pilgrim Roots), Charlotte Mackie (Hampshire), June Gamble (Plymouth)
Film and Photography: Roswitha Chesher
Company Producer: Claire Morton
Evaluation by Clearcut with initial framework and data collection by Elsa Urmston supported by Louisa Petts