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The Dancing in Caves project – Beneath Our Feet

7th June 2020

Devised in collaboration with a steering group of archaeologists, geologists, historians, cavers and former miners, Beneath Our Feet is a promenade performance that uses dance and live music to tell the story of the underground. Your guide, musician Lou Vilstrup, will draw you into an unknown world, where the memories and secrets of each underground space will dance before you.

Beneath Our Feet was premiered at Kents Cavern in Torquay in September and October 2017. We then toured the work to 5 further caves and underground sites across the UK – Gough’s Cave (Cheddar Gorge), Stump Cross Caverns (Yorkshire Dales), Redcliffe Caves (Bristol), Fort Amherst (Chatham) and Carnglaze Cavern (Cornwall), where we  completed our first phase of touring in October 2018.

You can read more about our process of making and touring the work here:

Blog about the making/touring of Beneath Our Feet

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and watch our video teaser, filmed during the research and development for the work at Kent’s Cavern in January 2017:

Directed by Katie Green

Performed during R&D in 2016 and January 2017 by Kirsty Arnold, Kate Cox, KJ Lawson-Mortimer and Lucy Starkey

Developed and performed 2017-18 by Henry Curtis, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey

Music composed and performed by Max Perryment and Lou Vilstrup

Rehearsal direction by Keir Patrick

Writing by Anna Selby

Costume design by Sarah Dicks

Production management Nic Prior, Ellen Booth, Dean Sudron

Produced by Kate McStraw

Dramaturgy by Tom Cornford

Access Consultancy by Gideon Feldman, Attitude is Everything

Photography by Owen Benson and Pari Naderi

Filming by Joshua Thompson, Wigglyline Productions

Beneath Our Feet: more information

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