"Jane Mason is an artist of rare and quiet originality…” Wayne McGregor CBE
“A choreography for the small hours… for the 4:07 am in you when the streets and cities and landscapes are stilling, when the world has evacuated the day, when you are yet to meet the sunrise.” Ian Abbott, Writing about Dance
Drawing on ideas related to deep time, the night sky and landscapes of being, Night Flying is a duet from choreographer Jane Mason and longtime collaborator David Williams. Together they explore a constellation of associations related to memory, change and wonder.
Their work on the performance began with some core objects – sand, wigs, silver sheets, a guitar – and some shared interests: in the feelings and stories that lie dormant in objects, and how to ‘awaken’ them; relations between the very large and the intimate, the far away and the near at hand; and echoes between past experiences and the present, and their mysterious travel into the future.
“And pray for us said the great trees, and pray for us said the small trees, and pray for us said the short grass, and pray for us said the grass that was not yet.” Djuna Barnes
Night Flying combines movement, music, text, and objects to create images that unfold fluidly like dreams. A map of the night sky. Footprints in the sand. Breath, wind, flight. An encounter with an ‘angel’. A journey into space carrying messages about our world for other alien civilisations.
Please note there are no age restrictions for this performance, however some scenes may feature nudity
Date: Wednesday 11 March
Time: 19:30 – 20:40
Venue: The House
Ticket information: £10 /£7 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA