Pilgrim is a physical journey through the mystical sound scores created by Electronic Musician James Holden, it’s a performance about music and about dance and why one develops out of the other. A reminder of the ancient and enduring kinship between dance and music and the deeply transformative qualities of both.

The work is haunted by remnants of English folk heritage and pagan sensibilities shifting between hypnotic and euphoric states. Lucy Suggate’s physical vocabulary is irreverent and eclectic; she guides us through minimal sophistication towards Acid House and arduous repetition, resulting in a variety of perceptual and physical shifts. Coaxed along by Holden’s beguiling and epic rhythms she is constantly questioning and reminding us of why we dance.

Presented at Festival Terassa 13 ( ES) Festival Salmon 13 (ES) Seoul International Dance 14(KO) Sonar Barcelona 14 ( ES) Bora Bora 15 (DK) Nottdance 15 (UK) Teatro Massimo 15, Sardinia (IT) SoloTanz Festival , Bonn 15 (DE) Multiverse Festival, Wysing Arts 15 ( UK) Next Choreography, Siobhan Davies Dance 16, (UK) Oxford Playhouse 17 ( UK) Fierce Festival 17 ( UK)

This project was performed as part of Nottdance 2015.

For more information on past Nottdance performances please visit the Nottdance Archive.


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