About the Project: If light is used as a
representation for life,
what path does our light
take as we voyage through
The Birth of Stars was a bespoke digital light, sound and dance performance conceptualised by Rachel Deadman and Mary Branson in collaboration with Mat Clarke, Rosie Gunn & Nicky Norton.
The Dance Movement secured £15k funding from ACE to develop this work with a multi-generational cast aged 5 - 90 years, the work was live streamed.
The Birth of Stars was produced for G Live’s studio, a glass walled black box space. It was designed so that the audience could view the work from the outside, looking in; as if star gazing - the work was also live-streamed via a partnership with South Hill Park.
The project saw professional dancers perform alongside primary school children and teenagers to a binaural soundtrack featuring the voices of older people, which audiences listened to through silent disco headphones.
Choreography: Rachel Deadman
Art Direction: Mary Branson
Binaural Sound: Mat Clarke
Dancers: Aya Kobayashi, Sophie Artsall, Anna Jonas, Rachel Burn, Rachel Gildea, Hollie Park McGill
Choreographic Mentor: Fiona Millward