Naomi O’Connor shares an evolutionary, immersive dance-theatre piece based on a 21 day poem that explores the themes of a woman coming into flower; the emotions connected to letting go, things dying off and rebirth.
TRUAN JAY MATHIAS | Shadows
A brand new piece combining dance exploration and contact juggling. Truan is new to performing dance and hopes to elevate his contact juggling performance through a strong movement style. Here at Testing Ground he’s aiming to find out if it’s working…
TIM LO | Somebody’s Child
We’re all somebody’s child. Presented in live and screen formats, incorporating dance with spoken word, this is a piece motivated by parental illness and all the thoughts and fears it brings.
HANNAH GINGELL | Cutting off the Bunny Ears
“You’re looking, but what you’re really doing is filtering, interpreting, searching for meaning.” – Ed Solomon.
An abstract performance exploring illusion which invites you to sit back and try to process the apparent nonsense going on in front of you.
Join us for what promises to be a brave and bold evening of early stage dance pieces, and share your thoughts at a crucial stage in their development. Find out more here.
Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance
Circomedia Portland Square
11 October 2018
Testing Ground: Experiments in Dance was set up in 2009 as a platform for dance artists to test out early stage work in front of a friendly and supportive audience, and have the audience’s thoughts feed in to a crucial stage of their work’s development.
Testing Ground runs bi-annually and is a collaboration between Theatre Bristol, Circomedia and BathDance. It is supported by Laila Diallo and Karla Shacklock.