The Dancing in Museums project
Everything is not as it seems in The Imagination Museum. Allow us to introduce you to Mildred, Henry and Harriet, three eccentric tour-guides who will bring to life a series of museum artefacts through words and movement.
The Imagination Museum has been created in collaboration with writer Anna Selby, with original music by Max Perryment. It will awaken everyone's curiosity and desire to explore the nooks and crannies of the museum space.
The Imagination Museum is a children's dance theatre piece which has been designed for promenade performances in museums, heritage sites, art galleries and libraries as part of the Dancing in Museums project. Alongside our performances, we also deliver creative dance workshops for children aged 7-11. Click here to read more information about those workshops. The development of the Dancing in Museums project was funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Lincolnshire County Council, Fund NK, Derbyshire County Council and 13 museum partners. We hope, subject to funding, to continue developing our work in museums over the coming years, and are looking for Patrons to support this and other projects in the future: visit the Support page for more information. Videos of previous performances are available at the following links: Boston Guildhall, the Beaney Museum, Canterbury, and the Horniman Museum (from 3.09 onwards).
Direction: Katie Green
Choreography: Katie Green in collaboration with the dancers, Robert Guy, Jessamin Landamore, and Lucy Starkey (with additional choreography from Carl Harrison, Stuart Waters and Hannah Wintie)
Writer: Anna Selby
Original sound score: Max Perryment
Stage Design: James Perkins
Lighting design: Sally Ferguson
Costume design: Berit Laageide
Photography: Chris Nash
Choreographic mentor: Niki McCretton
Guest practitioner: Tom Cornford
Management: Morton Bates Arts Services
PerformancesFurther performance information for 2015 onwards will be updated in due course, so check back for more details or email us at .
|7th June 2014
Free extract performances at 1.30, 3 and 4.30pm
Creative dance workshops for 6-11 year olds (tickets £2) from 2-2.45pm and 3.30-4.15pm
Evening performance with readings by Anna Selby (tickets £8)
Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
|More information, including ticket details:
Workshop booking here
Evening event booking here
|8th June 2014
Dancing in Museums workshop day for 7-11 year olds
10-4pm, leading to a performance of the participants’ work in the Wellington Hangar at 4pm
Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN
|Tickets £5; Book by emailing name, age and contact details of the responsible adult to email@example.com
More information: http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/events/details/re-store-performance-workshop-by-katie-green/
|12th July 2014
Free extract performances at 1pm and 3.30pm
Creative dance workshops for 6-11 year olds at 1.30pm and 4pm
|Beaney Art Museum and Library
18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA
|These performances are free, but ticketed. Visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-imagination-museum-made-by-katie-green-tickets-12005056447 to reserve your free ticket. Part of Kent Dancing 2014; presented by South East Dance
The performances will be followed by free creative dance workshops at 1.30 and 4pm. These workshops will be aimed at 6-11 year olds and will last 30 minutes.
|13th July 2014
Free extract performances at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Creative dance workshops for 6-11 year olds at 1pm and 3pm
100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
|Free performances; meet at the entrance to the Natural History Gallery
The performances will be followed by free creative dance workshops at 1pm and 3pm. These workshops will be aimed at 6-11 year olds and will last 30 minutes.
|27th July 2014
Extract performances in The Robin Hood Cave at 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm
Creative dance workshops for 6-11 year olds at 12.45pm and 2.45pm
Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, UK, S80 3LH
(If you are using SatNav, please be aware that most devices do not direct people to the centre accurately. Please use the postcode S80 3LH and then follow signs when in the vicinity.)
|Tickets £5 (£3 children); book by calling 01909 720378
The performances will be followed by free creative dance workshops at 12.45 and 2.45pm. The workshops will be aimed at 6-11 year olds and will last 30 minutes.
|18th and 19th October
18th October: Performances at 12.30, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
19th October: Performances at 10.30 and 12.30pm
|Zoology Museum, University of Aberdeen
Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ
|The performances are free, but please reserve tickets at Aberdeen Box Office.
Part of DanceLive Festival 2014