When the storm comes, what will you hold on to?
Our lives are shaped by our connection to the sea. It flows through our memories and our history, with each turning tide a marker of the passing days, weeks and years.
Treasure is a fearless and physical contemporary dance work exploring our innate human fascination with our seas and coastlines. Through visceral, high-energy movement and intimate gestures, five dancers uncover fragments of a deeply-buried past, and confront an uncertain future shaped by climate change and pollution.
Treasure confronts uncomfortable truths of ecosystems on the brink of collapse, asking ‘what have we lost? And what is left to lose?’ This emotive work sets these urgent questions alongside a rush of explosive dance that celebrates the power and beauty of the seas.
“Beautiful and captivating choreography with such quality of movement and attention to detail. A stirring and lifting performance.”
“Amazing performance, wonderful music”
“Beautiful, powerful piece which was fabulous to witness – I hope you get this message to many more venues.”
Supported by Arts Council England and Bath Dance
2019 TOUR DATES:
11 & 12 March – The Mission Theatre, Bath
2 May – The Acorn, Penzance
10 May – Strode Theatre, Street
A brother and sister gaze at the stars, and change how we see the universe.
Dance, music and science collide in an uplifting new work inspired by astronomers William and Caroline Herschel.
Lina is a new contemporary dance duet by Forged Line Dance Company, exploring the lives and obsessions of brother and sister William and Caroline Herschel. Both talented musicians and celebrated astronomers, they studied the universe and mapped the stars from their garden in 18th Century Bath.
Lina delves into the caring yet complex relationship between William and Caroline, where family ties are tested by individual ambition. Featuring an original soundtrack by Emma Holbrook incorporating music by William Herschel, this intimate and emotionally charged yet playful duet is inspired by themes of creativity, invention and frustration that shaped their extraordinary story.
Powerful and genuinely moving… this was the performance of two exceptionally talented dancers, delivering a choreographic narrative of tangible beauty and humanity – Bathcast
Astronomy, wonderful choreography and beautiful original music, all wrapped up in a captivating performance with moments of real joy and tenderness. I loved it! – Audience feedback
See more from Lina in our Media Gallery.
For more info on booking Treasure or Lina at your venue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org