Filles du désertFilles du désert is a performance celebrating the land, women and the wild. For half a century the Tremough Estate (now campus) in Penryn was home to a convent school run by the Filles de la Croix. Their teachings were centred on the spiritual and pastoral care of the students, teaching them the value of the land and using the food harvested to nourish those who took residence at the school. Filles du désert explores the body and land as an archive full of stories and histories, each one connected and alive.
Cradled in Gravity
An aerial art performance inspired by the poetry of movement and silence- the moon and gravity. The piece looks at one tiny moment suspended in space; the still, silence before the storm- a ritual dedicated to the moon and its tides. In an attempt to slow the pace of the chaotic and frantic, everything is held, suspended and time slows and it becomes possible to think and allow ourselves to let go and simply be in space together.
'Whilst suspended it becomes possible to fully explore the extremities and imitations of the body through space in every direction; gravity is not only a force acting upon the body but a central partner in the dance through space.'