AUTUMN 2023 SEASON
We are thrilled to share our autumn 2023 season with you. It is one of our best seasons to date!
More than ever, it is important to acknowledge how dance and the arts in general can be a vehicle to bring us together and explore our human connection on this planet. We invite you to experience the inspiration of Eliot Smith Dance (ESD).
Our autumn season features a London performance, a European collaboration, an extensive outreach programme for children and adults in our local community and more to come!
We believe this season will bring you a richness of creativity and ideas in contemporary dance. Further details and information on how to purchase tickets to our upcoming events is available on this webpage.
Thank you for your support and love for ESD. We look forward to seeing you throughout the season!
Eliot Smith, Creative Director
Eliot Smith Dance
Promo image. Dancer Yamit Salazar. Photographer Darren Iwrin
COALFIELD TO LANDSCAPE
FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 7PM
CoalField to Landscape brings together Danish-based composer Liv Vester Larsen and ESD's creative director Eliot Smith for the creation of an interdisciplinary contemporary dance duet created, performed, and pre-recorded at what was once the largest pit village in the world, Woodhorn Museum. The work highlights the sustainable transformation from coalfields to the landscape of Northumberland — an area of outstanding natural beauty.
This project followers Larsen's and ESD's participation in the International Touring and Environmental Responsibility programme 2023.
Coalfield and Landscape is funded by Danish Arts Foundation and Arts Council England in partnership with Julie’s Bicycle.
Photographer Darren Irwin
ESD IN THE COMMUNITY
In addition to our creations and performances, throughout the autumn season ESD will again create three new educational dance works for children in two primary schools based in the Westerhope area of Newcastle upon Tyne and one community adult group based in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The workshops will explore The Rivers of Newcastle with deep emphasis on the protection of their purity and highlighting how important these rivers are to our local ecosystem. The choreography will be led by the children and adults as a means of nurturing individual voice, identity, and encouraging participants to celebrate their heritage and culture. This project will culminate in three dance performances in November tailored for staff and families to enjoy.
This project is funded by Newcastle Culture Fund administered by Community Foundation.
Image: ESD Participant, St Mark's RC Primary School.
Photographer Eliot Smith
Liv Vester Larsen
Guest Artist & Composer
Composer in Residence
Dancer & Rehearsal Director
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FUNDERS AND PARTNERS
Eliot Smith Dance acknowledges the support for autumn 2023 season from T. Loughlin, J. Atkinson and: