Creatives & Credits
Concept and Director: Eliot Smith
Choreography and Dancers: Adam Davies, Thomas Harden (Apprentice Dancer), Emma Lane, Gemma Paganelli, Giacomo Pini, Yamit Salazar and Victoria Winter
Wurlitzer by Leifur James
The Dance of Waterweeds By Zhi Qiang Wu
Percussion by Morgenrot World Music
Siku by Indios De Siku
The Four Seasons by Traditional - Elizabeth Koch
Black Is Black by Byetone
Children's Corner: I. Docteur Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy
First online showing on 2 May 2020 at 6.00pm (BST)
This exclusive film, created during self-isolation provides a unique glimpse into the creative process and how ESD's dancers take up the challenge.
Directed by ESD's Artistic Director, Eliot Smith, it involves the full company of dancers responding to Eliot’s question,
If you were to let paintings, collections and other personal objects in your present surroundings inspire you, how would you capture that in movement?
The intention is for them to respond individually by recording short sequences of movement from their home during their self-isolation.
This project is a work in progress and Eliot welcomes viewers' observations as the project develops. Please email your observations to