Lives of Clay & Bonded

A double bill from The Clay Connection in association with Supple Productions and Alleyne Dance

Lives of Clay & Bonded
Sunday 18th September 2022
12pm & 2.30pm
Shaw House, Newbury

A double bill of exceptional outdoor dance performance created by companies whilst in residence at Corn Exchange's creation space 101 Outdoor Arts during the last year.

In Lives of Clay, stories of women from ancient myth and modern life are brought vividly to life through thrilling classical Indian dance, live ceramics, original music and half a ton of clay. Vidya Thirunarayan combines her expertise in Bharata Natyam dance with her skill as a potter in a unique theatrical event, directed by Tim Supple, choreographed by Debbie Fionaa Barr, and with original text by Vayu Naidu.

explores the construct of human dependency - especially that of siblings and how time and external conditions can affect the synergetic connection. Choreographed by twin sisters, Kristina and Sade Alleyne, their work takes the audience through a transitional journey of inter-and-independency. Alleyne Dance is a UK based company with an international reach. Founded in 2014 by the sisters, their choreographic aesthetic reflects their diverse background in athletics and dance training, Within their abstract contemporary construct, they belnd Afro_caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and circus skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement that relays physically powerful yet graceful, poignant performances.

Lives of Clay has been supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Certain Blacks, Brighton Festival and 101 Outdoor Arts. Bonded is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival and Salisbury International Arts Festival, part of Wiltshire Creative. Supported by 101 Outdoor Arts.

Free (pre-booking required)
Running Time: 1hr 30mins (including interval)
Suitable for audiences of all ages