Run For Your Life
An original collaboration with Kneehigh Theatre.
Directed and Choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves
Writing by Anna Maria Murphy
Featuring Chris Scott, Gareth Mole and Emily Dobson
Lead Rambles artist Anna Maria Murphy joined forces with choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves to create a brilliant piece in Carn Marth Quarry
The piece was called Run for Your Life and it features professional dancers (Chris Scott, Emily Dobson & Gareth Mole) alongside young dancers from All Boys Dance and Hall for Cornwall Youth Dance. Run for Your Life was inspired by Kneehigh's visits to the Jungle camp in Calais and Bogota in Colombia as well as looking at the themes of home, refuge, tribe and crossing borders.
Alongside the dance piece we worked with community groups in Redruth to create artworks to decorate Carn Marth Quarry. Why Don't You and Carefree built weather vanes, with WILD creating delicate hanging birds, and Cornwall College National Saturday Art & Design Group designed and made fantastic banners.
The performance was fully booked with 350 due to be on site. However, due to bad weather we had to relocat to Lanner Band Room. The performance went ahead playing to a smaller audience.
We would like to thank Helen Tiplady, Rob Mennear, Suzie West, Craig & Louise Andrews, The Carn Marth Trust and our brilliant volunteers for all their help with the project.
Watch this space for when Run For Your Life may return in 2016.