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Torch lit performance brings Creswell Crags’ Ice Age past to life

  • Date: 18 July 2014
  • Area: Midlands
'The Imagination Museum' by Made by Katie Green

'The Imagination Museum' by Made by Katie Green. Credit: Photograph by Chris Nash

Multi award-winning choreographer Katie Green has created a special adaptation of her newest Dancing in Museums production for a torch lit performance in the Robin Hood Cave at Creswell Crags

Supported by investment from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, East Midlands-born choreographer Katie Green has taken inspiration from the history of Creswell Crags to create a special adaptation of her latest production, The Imagination Museum.

In a torch lit performance in the Robin Hood cave, three eccentric tour-guides, Mildred, Henry and Harriet, will bring to life a series of historical artefacts through words and movement, transporting the audience back to the time of the last Ice Age.

Two creative dance workshops for children will run before each performance of The Imagination Museum, giving participants the chance to take inspiration from history to create their own choreography.

“The idea for the Dancing in Museums project came about as a result of a choreography module I delivered with some undergraduate students in collaboration with Ipswich Museum, when I first experienced the great potential of using the things we find in museums and the museum buildings themselves as source material for choreography,” explains Katie Green, Director, Made by Katie Green.

“One of the things I love about the project is that it has enabled me to take dance to environments where people can happen upon it by accident, or choose to encounter it, and that the work is particularly aimed at engaging a younger audience. It is also particularly exciting because ‘The Imagination Museum’ is always changing, as no two museums or heritage sites are the same – this brings extra challenges, but means that the work is always very alive and responsive to its environment.”

Find out more

See the Imagination Museum at Creswell Crag on Sunday 27 July. Click here for workshop and performance times.

Read more about Katie's Dancing in Museums project here

The Imagination Museum is supported by funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme. You can find out more about Grants for the arts here.