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He Dreamed Himself (circus / performance / storytelling in Abney Park Cemetery)

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He Dreamed Himself (circus / performance / storytelling in Abney Park Cemetery)

Time: July 7, 2012 to July 8, 2012
Location: Abney Park Cemetery
Street: Stoke Newington Church Street
City/Town: Stoke Newington
Event Tag: dance, theatre
Posted By: Hugh
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2012

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Event Description

A Bedtime Story presents a unique and interactive blend of circus, performance and storytelling in the much loved Abney Park.

A full weekend of performance and free interactive workshops in dance, voice and aerial circus culminating in an open movement and music ‘jam’ on the Sunday. No experience necessary.

The organisers are encouraging people to bring food and drink to share. 

All workshops are FREE and open to anyone and everyone so come along and get involved!

The evening performances, 7:30pm, after park closing, is ticketed. 

£5 adults and £3 for children and concessions.

Contact the Abney Park Trust on 020 7275 7557 for bookings.

Description of the performance from the organisers

Intertwining the natural environment with a mythical one; fantastical instruments sound and a giant birdcage floats aloft, as ribbons and colour burst from the sky. In this time before time A Bedtime Story Collective explore the origins of movement, rhythm and reality in the magical unfolding of a creation myth. In a developing dialogue of improvised, expressive movement and live human soundscapes, this project makes a playful enquiry into creation and origins that celebrates the dying cultures of myth and storytelling to promote the physical body and the natural environment as a means to entertain, motivate and unify. It reminds us perhaps what is important, that we all have a body and a voice and a story to tell.


Sat 7th July 

12:00-1:00 Open Rehearsal 

1:30-2:30 Voice Workshop 

1:30 – 3:00 Open Static Trapeze 

3:00-4:00 Contact Improvisation workshop 

7:30-8:00 Performance 

Sun 8th July 

12:00-2:00 Voice and Dance Workshop for jam

3:00-5:00 Jam 

7:30-8 Performance

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