Forged Line Dance Company are proud to present ‘Lina’
FREE WORKSHOP – Sunday 13th May 2018 – 11.30am – 2pm – LIMITED SPACES – FULLY BOOKED
Buy a ticket for the performance on Saturday 19th May 2018, and get a free space on the workshop by Forged Line Dance Company.
Forged Line Dance Company who are bringing you the amazing performance of Lina at the Blakehay Theatre on Saturday 19th May 2018 will be running a 2 1/2 hour free workshop for ticket holders for the performance.
Join Forged Line Dance Company choreographer Emily Brown in a creative and rewarding contemporary dance workshop, exploring the choreography and inspiration behind the duet Lina.
Open level workshop, some dance experience is recommended.
Please note that spaces are very limited, and are on a first come, first serve basis.
Performance on Saturday 19th May 2018 @ 7.30pm – SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
Astronomy, music and dance collide in a powerful and intimate duet, telling the extraordinary story of brother and sister stargazers William and Caroline Herschel.
Lina is a powerful and playful contemporary dance duet, inspired by the lives of brother and sister astronomers William and Caroline Herschel. Both talented musicians and celebrated scientists, they studied the universe, and mapped the stars from their back garden in 18thCentury Bath. Lina delves into their complex relationship, where family love is tested by individual ambition. Dancers swoop and soar like comets, taking us on an extraordinary journey of stars, music and family.
Featuring an original soundtrack by Emma Holbrook incorporating music by William Herschel, Lina draws on science and local history to create a moving, human story of creativity and passion.
An introductory short film offers a fascinating insight into the Herschels’ lives, bringing their world of dedication and discovery to life. Created specially to accompany the live performance, the film was made in association with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and the William Herschel Society.
“This was the performance of two exceptionally talented dancers, delivering a choreographic narrative of tangible beauty and humanity…truly enchanting” – Bathcast
“Astronomy, wonderful choreography and beautiful original music, all wrapped up in a captivating performance with moments of real joy and tenderness. I loved it!” – Audience feedback
“An exceptional piece. Everything about the performance was truly magical; the exquisite choreography, music, lighting and beautiful chemistry between William and Caroline.” – Audience feedback