Earthfall Dance Company Opens CHELSEA HOTEL Tonight
After the success of last year's award winning At Swim Two Boys, Earthfall Dance Company's latest production, Chelsea Hotel takes you across the water to New York City and this infamous building, the bohemian artist mecca. Chelsea Hotel will tour from tonight, 1st October - 5th December 2013.
Over 70 minutes Earthfall reveals the poetry and tragicomic events from the iconic Chelsea Hotel and its place in contemporary culture, performed through dynamic dance, live music and film. The production blazes a trail from Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe to Dylan Thomas and Tennessee Williams; several stories, true and false, interplay through a voyeuristic discovery of the inhabitant's lives, loves and longings.
Jessica Cohen, co-artistic director commented:
"Our production is a crazy mixture of poetic movement, sex, violence, rock and roll, anger, companionship, cowboys and ghosts. It blends truth with lies, reality with fantasy. Projected images layer in narrative, environment and story fragments told directly to camera. We found an essence of the place and a spirit of those who inhabited it; slowly our 'Chelsea Hotel' emerged as our story."
Alongside the show Earthfall is hosting a series of participatory workshops for different groups plus a range of workshops. To find out more please visit www.earthfall.org.uk
To see photos and videos of the production please visit www.chelseahotel.org.uk
As well as creating Chelsea Hotel, Earthfall, Coreo Cymru and Urban Reaction Research Lab are co- producing a 360 dome film, 'Pal O' Me Heart' as part of the Dance Dome project, to be released in summer 2013. 'Pal O' Me Heart' is the familiar story of two Irish Boys, set during the Easter Rising. This adaptation was filmed on location on the remote Pembrokeshire coastline with two dancers performing in and out of the water. It will premiere in Edinburgh in August 2013 before touring into dome festivals across the UK and mainland Europe. To book Dance Dome tickets please visit www.edfringe.com/whats-on/dance-and-physical-theatre/dance-dome
AUTUMN TOUR 2013
Artistic Director: Jessica Cohen, Jim Ennis
Cast: Rosalind Brooks, Sebastian Languenuer, Alex Marshall Parsons, Jessica Haener
Designer: Mike Brooks
Musicians: Frank Naughton, Sion Orgon, Felix Otaola
Tuesday 1st October, 8:00pm
www.galericaernarfon.com / 01286 685222
Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday and Wednesday 29th- 30th October, 8:00pm
www.wmc.org.uk / 02920 636464