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 .
|15th May 2015
Part of Museums at Night 2015
Free 30 minute performances at 4pm, 5pm, 7pm and 8pm
|The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB
|Tickets are free; admission is by timed ticket released on the day, in batches, from the Museum's Courtyard Entrance.
More information here
|6th June 2015
30 minute performances at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
|Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
East Cliff Promenade
|Tickets £6 (under 2s free)
Limited capacity and advance booking is recommended.
Book online: pdsw.org.uk
By phone: 01202 203630
More information here