This internationally acclaimed production, Chalk About was created for young audiences aged 8+ and is a playful, funny and sometimes moving look at how we see ourselves and others, featuring dance, chalk, chat and one perfect scene containing everything you could wish for…
Chalk About explores the nature of identity and asking some BIG questions. What makes us who we are? Is it where we are from? Or how we talk? Is it the way we dance? Our pasts, our futures? And, most importantly, doesn’t everyone like pizza?
Bought to The Witham thanks to Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.
Award-winning performance company, Curious Seed, was formed in 2005 by Scottish choreographer, Christine Devaney. Based in Edinburgh, we produce and present compelling, dance theatre work that questions the world we live in; work which touches and moves people, unlocking new ways of experiencing and feeling something different about the world.
They collaborate with exceptional artists - musicians, actors, dancers, designers and video makers – to create emotionally charged performances that reach across ages and art forms, and to bring something unique to the dance landscape of Scotland. Their work has been presented across the globe from Milan to Macao, New Zealand to Norway; appearing at prestigious international festivals and venues from Sadler’s Wells to Sydney Opera House.
(For ages 8+)
Concept and Original Choreography: Christine Devaney and Leandro Kees (Performing Group, DE)
Performers: Christine Devaney, Hendrik Lebon / Niels Weijer
Production Designer: Karen Tennent
Dramaturgical Advisor: Moos van den Broek
Sound Composer: Martin Rascher
Lighting Designer/Production Management: Tom Zwitserlood
Touring Production Manager: Yvonne Buskie
Costume Designer: Alison Brown
Photography: Eoin Carey & Tuur Uyttenhove
Chalk About was commissioned by Imaginate, supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. Produced by Catalyst Dance Management and co-produced in association with Tanzhaus NRW [Dusseldorf] and The Work Room [Glasgow]. Supported by Fresh Tracks Europe and Artspace.