27 October / 3 November / 17 November / 23 November. All 7.15pm | Stockland Village Hall / Stoke Fleming Village Hall / Princetown Community Centre / Chulmleigh Community College.
Who? Freddie Opoku-Addaie, local craft artists and dancers, and dancers from Royal Ballet
What? Freddie Opoku-Addaie (former Royal Opera House Associate Choreographer) has been collaborating with South West based craft makers and contemporary dance artists to create new pieces of performance. Each of the four shows staged at four different locations across Devon will be as unique as the community and craft makers which contributed to their creation. As an artist Freddie is inspired by his exposure to Ghanaian craftmakers during his childhood “I’m interested in working mechanisms of traditional craft techniques and what this says about the value of human creativity and manual skills in an age that is dominated by technological advances.” With local dancers sharing the stage with guest dancers from the Royal Ballet, who will also perform at each event, the four performances will interweave dance and crafts. This series is the culmination of Devon Dance Compass, a yearlong county wide project.
When? 27 October / 3 November / 17 November / 23 November. All 7.15pm
Where? Stockland Village Hall / Stoke Fleming Village Hall / Princetown Community Centre / Chulmleigh Community College