Celebrated performer Dan Canham spent two years speaking to those who live and work in the unique landscape and Dance4 now presents the production those conversations inspired – ‘Ours was the Fen Country’.
It will be performed at Lakeside Arts Centre on Tuesday, 11 March at 8pm.
Paul Russ, chief executive of Dance4, said: “Dan is an original talent who has a fascinating way of relating views of real people that reflect the challenges that unavoidable change presents to them and their way of life.
“It is a theme I feel will resonate with many people and Dance4 is delighted to be able to present this production to audiences across the East Midlands.”
Dance4 is an international dance organisation based in Nottingham, which commissions, produces and presents extraordinary dance performances across the region and actively encourages people of all backgrounds to engage in and enjoy dance.
Ours was the Fen Country fuses movement and sound with the words and memories of the eel-catchers, horse breeders and young farmers sought out by Dan in his ambition to get to the heart of the Fens.
The Fen people live in a landscape which is literally disappearing as the sea reclaims the soil and Dan takes a poetic look at the disappearing community faced with the inevitability of change.
The end product is an exhilarating piece of dance theatre which captures the beauty, bleakness and mystery of this expanse of flat land. It was first performed at the National Theatre in London.
For tickets, priced £16 / £14 / £11 go to www.dance4.co.uk. Please note the show is unsuitable for those under the age of 12.