Imagine being guided through the vast grounds of the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park, led not by park rangers but by young dancers from south London.
On Saturday 7th July 2012, for one afternoon only, a special kind of performance took place. Audiences were invited to cut across the long grassy meadows, walk through the columns of tall trees and watch the performance unfold in Morden Hall Park.
Land has been created by three professional choreographers; Charlotte Spencer, Janine Harrington and Vanessa Cook, who worked with 30 young people from south London. This dance piece celebrates the individuality of each performer and their desire to move.
Commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance for The Making Space youth programme, with support from Candoco Dance Company and in partnership with the National Trust.
‘Fantastic watching dance in this setting!’
‘I really enjoyed this event; it had a real charm.’
‘I saw it completely differently the second time I saw it… it was lovely.’