Fort Amherst Heritage Trust, Chatham
Saturday, 28 Jul (various times)
£12.06 - £13.12
“Come, take care, leave your fear up there…”
For tens of thousands of years, people have ventured underground in order to experience something out of the ordinary: to take shelter, create, hide, escape, or do something they should not be doing. Join us to venture through the tunnels at Fort Amherst, Kent, as we gather for our own extraordinary expedition; a journey to find the most important thing.
Devised in collaboration with a steering group of archaeologists, geologists, historians, cavers and former miners, Beneath Our Feet is a promenade performance that will use dance and live music to tell the story of the underground. Your guide, musician Lou Vilstrup, will draw you into an unknown world, where the memories and secrets of Fort Amherst will dance before you.
One night only at Fort Amherst!
Beneath Our Feet is the most recent work by award-winning dance company Made By Katie Green, who specialise in making dance performance work for museums and heritage sites. With original music by Max Perryment and Lou Vilstrup (Dear Joy) and new writing by Anna Selby.
“Stunning evocative performance by Made By Katie Green at Kents Cavern tonight. Live music, storytelling, dance, sound, theatre in a 385 million year old venue. Wonderful.”
“Beneath Our Feet at Kents Cavern was fantastic, atmospheric, eerie and brilliant!”
- Audience feedback from Beneath Our Feet performances at Kents Cavern, Torquay.
See the full project creation journey on our website>>
Created with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
With thanks to our partners at Fort Amherst and the Arts Development Team at Medway Council for making this possible.
Directed by Katie Green
Choreography by Katie Green in collaboration with dancers Henry Curtis, Megan Griffiths and Lucy Starkey
Music composed and performed by Max Perryment and Lou Vilstrup
Writing by Anna Selby
Costume design by Sarah Dicks
Production management by Ellen Booth
Produced by Kate McStraw
Dramaturgy by Tom Cornford
Strategic Consultant Claire Morton
Photography by Pari Naderi
Performances are approximately 45-50 minutes in duration
No refunds or exchanges
Age guidance age 8+ due to the nature of walking/standing for approximately 45-50 minutes, and moments of blackout (where the cave is in pitch darkness for a couple of moments).
Audiences are required to walk and stand throughout, as they follow the action around the tunnels - it is not possible to bring fold-up chairs into the space unless you contact us in advance to make arrangements for your access needs. Full access details on our website>>.
Please wear sturdy footwear such as trainers - you will not be granted access in open-toed footwear.
Your ticket includes the entrance cost to the tunnels (usually £5 adults, £3.50 concessions).
Full performance access details are avaliable on our website>>
Visitor Information for Fort Amherst is available via their website>>
Please contact us should you require any further information, require these in another format, or would like to discuss your access requirements further. Please contact our Producer Kate McStraw via [email protected] or call 07792377106
Fort Amherst Heritage Trust
Made By Katie Green is a contemporary dance company developing new ways of responding to historical artefacts and heritage sites through dance. Working collaboratively with a range of artists, we create stories that bring our shared past to life in new ways, and engage a broad audience, including those who are new to dance.