Congratulations to Jenny Hall for National Dance Company Wales’ P.A.R.A.D.E

01 November 2017

‘Play, Space, and Performance’ workshop in TFTS, 2013 (Photo: Giles Bennett)
‘Play, Space, and Performance’ workshop in TFTS, 2013 (Photo: Giles Bennett)

Congratulations to Jenny Hall on her scenography for National Dance Company Wales’ recent production P.A.R.A.D.E, performed at the Wales Millenium Centre and Pontio in Bangor.

P.A.R.A.D.E., a reinterpretation of Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau’s 1917 ballet, featured in the R17 season of events in Wales celebrating 100 years since the Russian Revolution. 

P.A.R.A.D.E. (Photo: Mark Douet)

Jenny’s exploration of a dynamic cardboard set and its relationship to the body in P.A.R.A.D.E. was seeded in a 2-day workshop called ‘Play, Space and Performance’ run with Dr Andrew Filmer in 2013. That workshop, hosted by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, funded by a Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) Grant, and involving staff, students and local community members, supported the creation of Jenny’s 2016 sculpture Hollow which made visible her interests in the field of socially engaged architecture. This led to her working with Welsh artist Marc Rees, the director of P.A.R.A.D.E. 

P.A.R.A.D.E. will be broadcast on BBC4 at 22.40 on Sunday 5 November.



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