TRACES of WAR: an original dance performance & installation created by a cast of veterans, and young people
Candoco Associate Artists and choreographers Jemima Hoadley and Welly O’Brien worked with the cast members of the Charlie F Project, Cando2 Youth Dance, Kings College London students, pupils from Harris Girls Academy and Clapton Girls Academy to produce an original piece of choreography looking at the impact of war on the individual and the collective.
The disabled and non-disabled participants aged 12 to 45, from countries spanning India, Colombia and Cyprus, have little or no dance experience. The cast created material over a 6-day workshop period culminating in an original site-specific dance performance set to the sound score of Traces of War artist, Jannane Al-Ani's Shadow Sites II.
A full programme including the perfomers biographies can be downloaded here.
The Performers Abi Brownlee Fox-East Dulwich Girls Academy
Lisa Maria Frending-King’s College London
Mirabelle Haddon, Cando2
Miah Henry-East Dulwich Girls Academy
Lt Col (Retd) Stewart Hill-The Charlie F Project
Finlay James - Cando2
Lydia Kapournioti- King’s College LondonAmber Mulcahy-King’s College London Ari Salazar Volkmann-King’s College London
Marine Cassidy Little-The Charlie F Project
Gopika Shinghal- King’s College London
Louisa Shadlen-Clapton Girls Academy
Lily Philips- The Charlie F Project
Steve Morgan- The Charlie F ProjectNicola De Maine- The Charlie F Project
Lance Corporal (Retd.) Ashliegh Young-The Charlie F Project The ProducersJayne Peake- Department of War Studies, King’s College
LondonAmanda Faber- Charlie F Productions Ellie Douglas-Allan- Candoco Dance CompanySaphia Bishop- Candoco Dance Company
Inspired by the Traces of War artistsJananne Al-Ani Shaun Gladwell Baptist Cohelo
Photo credit: Laura Godfrey-Isaacs
"I don't think any combination of words will ever manage to be representative of the immense privilege it was to participate in an environment that was charged with this vivaciousness for living, pushing your boundaries and never ceasing to create."
Ari Salazar Volkmann, King's College London Student & Performer