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Blue Elephant Theatre, London

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A Counterpoint Dance Company and Lunar Salute Company double Bill

Counterpoint Dance Company presents Murmurations: The Last Bird.

Murmurations: The last Bird is a dance work that questions the world as we observe its slow destruction through human behaviour. We are observing climate change, a change in the resources of our planet and what impact that has on humans and animals. We ask: What would happen if there was only one bird left? How would we feel if nature was destroyed? If we would not be able to hear another bird singing?

Counterpoint Dance Company share a passion for valuing older dancers and their potential by developing them as dance artists and performers. They believe in bringing high quality work to theatres, festivals, community and non-traditional arts settings. With their work, they wish to inspire younger and older people to go beyond their limitations, believing as they do in the transformational power of dance.

With thanks to Ann Clifford for the inspiration provided by her poem, Murmurations, and to Silvana Desira for her contribution to costume design and choice.

Seeing Earth

Have we let the planet down?

Only fifty years since the moon landings, is the Earth irretrievably broken thanks to our careless behaviour?

Seeing Earth shows how we landed on the moon and saw Earth for the first time. It takes the elements of Earth, Air, Sun and Sea, showing their beauty and questioning the future.

Lunar Salute Company is a small collective of older professional dancers who came together in 2019 to make pieces that challenge everyday beliefs and expectations. Their first piece Lunar Salute was made for a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landings and was danced under Luke Jerram’s moon sculpture at Bloomsbury Festival. Following the success of Lunar Salute's first showing, the collective have developed work, expaning on the theme of a view of the Earth from space. In Seeing Earth, they ask if that perspective of incredible beauty has stuck with us?

Lunar Salute consist of three core members, Fionuala Power, Simona Scotto, Teresa Thornber-Mann (known as TT). For this performance at Blue Elephant Theatre, they will be joined by guest artists Nicholas Minns and Kim Mendez.

Part of Elefeet Dance Festival

 

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Blue Elephant Theatre

Bethwin Road

London

SE5 0XT

If you have any access requirements, please contact us on 020 7701 0100 or [email protected]. Our theatre space is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible as is a downstairs bathroom. Unfortunately, our cafe upstairs is not wheelchair accessible.

We would love to hear from you if there's anything we can arrange to make your visit more enjoyable or to ease your mind ahead of coming to Blue Elephant. Our seating is unreserved but we can reserve specific seats if needed, eg if you have mobility issues, bad knees that need to be stretched out, would like to know you're near the exit, would like to be able to move about....

We are happy to have mobility dogs in the theatre space generally but please do let us know in advance!

Ticket additional information

Concessions are available to students, people over 60 (please note it is usually for people over 65 but this has been changed for this performance only) and those receiving unemployment or disability benefits. Please bring proof of entitlement.

Please bring proof of living in Southwark if you book a discounted Southwark resident ticket.

Please note that we cannot issue refunds once tickets are bought. Please contact Blue Elephant Theatre directly if you wish to switch nights, which may be possible subject to availability.

Our bar and our box office open one hour before the show starts.

Please do not be late as we may be unable to admit latecomers.

                                                  

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Blue Elephant Theatre

Blue Elephant Theatre produces an eclectic programme of new work across the performing arts from physical and dance theatre to new writing and revamped classics.