The people on stage in Wallflower are trying to remember every dance they’ve ever danced.
Memories of dancing alone all night at a party; of whirling across the stage at the Paris Opera Ballet; of silently, slowly revolving with a new lover on a canal boat at night; of a repeated tic – a bodily habit that feels like dancing….
Wallflower is a dance marathon, a game that alters according to the players. Each night, the performers choose what they want to reveal, what story of themselves they want to tell. From the audience, one performer documents each dance in an ever-expanding archive, a vast record of thousands of remembered dances, which begins with dances from early rehearsals and always ends with the last dance.
Spanning a lifetime of music, fashion, politics, friendships, parties, love and loss, Wallflower is a show about how dancing can shape our lives.
Wallflower takes two forms: a 90-minute show and a 5-hour durational version. This UK tour will culminate with the first ever 12-hour Wallfower in Findhorn, Scotland – an epic, exhausting marathon, the dancers grappling with the effort of memory as bodies and minds tire, hurt, slow and repeat.
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In 2018/19, Wallflower will tour in the UK in partnership with the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton; Creative Scene, Dewsbury; GIFT Festival, Gateshead; Lancaster Arts; Dance North Scotland, Findhorn; Square Chapel, Halifax; and the University of Salford.
This tour is funded with support from Art Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, The Foyle Foundation, and The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK.