Friday 6 March
Questioning the relationship between three dancers and three life-size human sculptures, Still Touch is Richard Chappell Dance‘s collaboration with internationally renowned sculptor Anna Gillespie.
Still Touch emotes the personal and human need for touch to be reciprocated by a living and moving person.
Created initially for Royal Opera House’s Month of Sundays Festival, the work explores the sensitive dynamic of touch between performers who are alive in perpetual motion, and individual sculptures of people ﬁxed in time and constant stillness, diving into the combination of what people can express in motion and what sculpture expresses through image.
Following his critically acclaimed ﬁrst full length work At the end we begin, Still Touch will be Richard Chappell’s continuation of his unique and distinguishable use of ballet, improvisation, ﬂoor work and partner work, in an intimate and rich new collaboration with visual arts.
The piece is intimate and emotionally sensitive, exploring the weight felt on the body when devoid of touch and the lightness that touch can bring from others who are loved.
Running Time 55 mins
There are no age restrictions for this piece and younger audiences are very welcome, but it is likely to be enjoyed most by those aged 11+
Dancin’ Oxford are also offering the opportunity for any ticket holder to stay post-show and enjoy an informal discussion about the piece you’ve just seen. (The session will be maximum 60 mins). This is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to build more confidence in watching and talking about dance, or anyone who already enjoys talking about dance!
As this is part of the Dancin’ Oxford Festival, there will also be an Introductory Dance Audience Club session (open to ALL dance festival show ticket holders) at 6pm at Pegasus Theatre on Saturday 29 February (duration 60 mins). This will run ahead of the Moving With The Times 2020 show. If you’d like to attend this one-off pre-show session, please e-mail Miranda at email@example.com.