Lace is the first in a sequence of three films, together forming a new screen version of Roberta Jean’s critically acclaimed live work Brocade. Lace was shot on location at MYB Textiles in Ayrshire, the only producer in the world to still manufacture patterned lace with original Nottingham Lace Looms. Here, human movements align and juxtapose with the choreography and soundtrack of the machines and voice.
Brocade is a poetic response to historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work. Movement and sound are propelled along a catwalk and sonic textures resonate with the presence of women forging alliances. Somewhere between a procession and a concert, this meditative performance has the precision, strength and delicacy of an intricate piece of lace.
Brocade Tour Dates
31st May & 1st June at Sadler's Wells, London. sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2018/roberta-jean-brocade/
8th & 9th June at Universal Hall, Rise, Findhorn. bodysurfscotland.co.uk/event/rise-2018/
13th -17th August as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase and the Dance Base off site program at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. dancebase.co.uk/festival-2018/brocade-13-17-aug-1223
Director and Choreographer
Stephen C Horne
This work had been made with support from Creative Scotland and Dance Base.