4 Solos in the Wild
Digital Exhibition by disabled artists wowing audiences at Theatre Severn.read more...
A powerful exhibition by four disabled performers from Shropshire featuring short films and photography is wowing audiences at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. The exhibition is on show until October 20th.
The four disabled performers, Graham Busby, Mervyn Bradley, Erika Juniper and Andrew Kelly spent two weeks in atmospheric wild woodland in Pembrokeshire, exploring and responding to the landscape. From this experience they made powerful dance solos that were captured on camera and film.
Each performer has a very individual and personal relationship with the wild expressed through the movement, dances and stories they created.
The performers are members of Arty Party., A Shropshire based charity which gives opportunities for learning disabled people to explore, create and share their art.
Retreats in the wild landscape acted as an important and inspiring experience for the disabled performers.
Their performances are shared through the mediums of short film directed by Ray Jacobs and photographed by dance photographer Chris Nash.
The films soundtrack includes music by Deuair. a vocal, harp and fiddle duet who explored tunes from the locality and worked alongside the dancers throughout the project.
Arty Party produced this project through funding from Arts Council England and the Basil Houghton Memorial Trust
The project is directed by movement and film Shropshire artist Ray Jacobs, his most recent work 'Bastion' recently received a grand prix de jury prize at the Entr'e 2 Marches section of the Cannes Festival.