Take Refuge Under My Shade

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary, dance)

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This contemporary dance piece performed by Claire Henderson Davis and Bettina Carpi follows the interweaving stories of three pregnant women: a Syrian woman refugee journeying to the UK, a British woman describing her struggle with poverty, and the biblical story of Mary visiting Elizabeth to share her good news. The dance piece explores themes of loss, endurance and new beginnings through a female lens, not in a linear or literal way but through evoking the inner, emotional journey of the women –piecing together the fragments of lives radically changed. Soundtrack by composer Gary Lloyd.

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