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BIG DANCE AT JERWOOD

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Dancer, Charlotte Spencer, will be performing her new piece Land into Light at the Jerwood Gallery on Saturday 14 July. Commissioned for the Gallery by Stade Saturdays and Hastings Borough Council as part of Big Dance 2012, the piece is a response to the new exhibition Flashback: Gary Hume, the Jerwood Gallery and Hastings. There will be three performances: 6.00, 6.30 and 7.00pm. The event is free but booking is essential. Please call 01424 425809 to book.

Land into Light

Choreography and concept: Charlotte Spencer

We make for the door, all Four Doors
And walk towards the sea
We come into the light.
Allow the ground to rise up and take us
As we re-stack our centres
And stand
the earth meets the sky
touching through us.
Our bodies, the imprint of our histories
of all the times we met the ground
and the sky and left the room
in search of the sea.
My Aunt and I agree.

Performers: Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, Charlotte Spencer

Original live sound: Tristan Shorr

Charlotte Spencer is a choreographer based in Brighton. Driven by interests in the environment and perceptions of time, she seeks to create work that enables all people to re-connect with the natural world. She is an Associate Artist at The Point, Eastleigh, supported by South East Dance and was a participant on the Tour d’Europe des Choreographes international networking initiative 2010/11 taking her to France, Germany, Poland, Ireland and Spain. She is currently creating LAND, a Big Dance Commission for Siobhan Davies Dance. Recent major works: Becoming Land (2012, Turner Contemporary, Margate), The Nature of Things (2011), Mountain Dialogues (2010) funded by ACE, South East Dance, Choreographic Bursary Award (2009/10) Dance Ireland, K3 Hamburg, Le Pacifique|CDC Grenoble, The Point and Patrons of Charlotte Spencer Projects. Charlotte graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2003 with 1st Class BA (Hons). For more information please visit the website: www.choreographicjourneying.wordpress.com

Photograph: The Nature of Things Image: Pari Naderi; performers: Jennifer-Lynn Crawford, Petra Soor, Thomas Goodwin