Deep Time Moving Project

8 August - 10 August 2023

Deep Time Moving at Kestle Barton

Deep Time Moving is a long-term movement-led arts project begun in 2021 by choreographer Kyra Norman, inspired by the unique geology of the Lizard peninsula, where she lives.

Between June and November 2023, Kyra is working with producer Liz Howell and a collaborative team of artists, scientists and makers, as well as community groups and individuals living on or visiting the Lizard, to create a new live interdisciplinary professional performance work and series of community events and get-togethers.

As part of this process, Kyra and Liz will be in residence at Kestle Barton from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th August, along with some of the collaborative team.

8-10 August: An investigation into site, land and body
Deep Time Moving is an accumulation of choreographic work and play unfolding in response to the geology of the Lizard peninsula, Cornwall, UK.  Through this work we are developing methods for re-imagining place – playing with scale and perspective. (Kyra Norman, 2023)

Daily offerings:
12pm-3pm: Drop in public activity
3-3.30pm – Discussion and sharing

Tuesday 8 August:  Sound
Take part in active listening and collecting sounds.
You are invited to record natural sounds from  Kestle Barton, which is abundant with insects and birdsong.
Use a  zoom recorder or write/ draw the sounds. Add this to the developing soundscape of the project, which will be used in the final performance in November.

Wednesday 9 August: Geology and Texture
Take part in visual arts activities, rubbings, mark making and geological discussions with Beth Simons.
Make rubbings of textures, press flowers, collect objects and use our magnifying glasses and binoculars to identify creatures and rocks. 
Create your own palm exhibition from your finds. Take photos and tag the project on instagram – be part of the costume design scrapbook!! To brief the designer…

Thursday 10 August:  Movement
Take part in movement games, with wind and streamers, resting in nature, and playing together.
Slow down to notice the moving happening around.  Lead a partner through the gardens and create some micro-choreography.

This event is part of a six-month research, development and investigative project, funded by Arts Council England. Elements of the time at Kestle Barton will be used to create a new contemporary performance work, shown in Helston in November 2023, a performance film to be screened 2024.

This is a free activity. No booking necessary.

Deep Time Moving is supported by Arts Council England and FEAST

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