Dan Canham’s vulnerable elegy

Dan-Canham-30-Cecil-Street30 Cecil Street, by the English artist Dan Canham, is one of the works selected by the network Aerowaves and played during Bmotion Dance 2015 – Operaestate Festival.
30 Cecil Street began life in 2009 as a short dance film shot on the premises of the old Theatre Royal in the Athenaeum building at 30 Cecil Street, Limerick, Ireland. Throughout its 150-year history the building had played host to a wealth of cultural activities, but it shut its doors to the public 15 years ago and been left to fade and rot ever since.
Using that film as source material Dan Canham created a short piece of dance-theatre made of fragments of memories, like an elegy for a disappeared community. At a time when cultural houses are under threat in the UK, the piece is a delicate evocation of a forgotten theatre whose loss went unnoticed but the effect of which has deeply impacted the city as a whole.

Read @ ABCDanceBlog:
An interview to Dan Canham
A class with Dan Canham
Video profile to Dan Canham

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