Theo Clinkard, Ordinary Courage
Dan Canham, 30 Cecil St
Sat 16 Feb, 7.30pm ICIA Arts Theatre, University of Bath
Theo Clinkard’s moving work for six dancers and live piano brims with visceral and eloquent physicality. Ordinary Courage harnesses movement and touch to communicate when words are not enough as it follows a community in repair.
With lighting by Zerlina Hughes and an original score that incorporates Scarlatti and Bach performed live, this is a moving, life affirming piece and a great chance to see an inaugural work by acclaimed dancer Theo Clinkard, directing an international cast.
In the second part of the Double Bill, Dan Canham’s 30 Cecil St uses a film made in a rotting, dilapidated theatre in Limerick, Ireland as source material. The resulting piece of original dance-theatre is a heartbreaking elegy for a lost and ruined theatre.
A performance of fragments of memories, of wild nights and long-disappeared communities. The piece evokes the life of a once-thriving building what asks what is left when a theatre closes its doors to the public.
‘It’s a truly delightful piece… evocative and soulful.’ Total Theatre Magazine
‘Spine tingling dance-theatre.’ The Guardian
ICIA Arts Theatre, University of Bath
£12, £10 Concs/ University staff, £7 Bath SU
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.bath.ac.uk/icia