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Terra/Earth

By Nell Leyshon
Choreography by Anthony Missen

Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield

15 & 16 March 2019

The Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton

7th April 2019

By Nell Leyshon<br>Choreography by Anthony Missen. Performed by the Young Theatre in 2019.
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A group of classmates is torn apart by the opportunity to perform their own dance. As they disagree and bicker, two distinct physical groups emerge and separate into opposing teams.
 
When a strange outsider appears — out of step with everyone else — the divide is disrupted. A contemporary narrative dance piece about individuality, community and heritage.
 
I wanted to write a play that used the language of the body as well as the tongue. The point where text meets movement is a fascinating place to explore, and I thought it important to engage young people who might not be interested in straight performance, but something more dynamic. I also wanted to address how many judgements we make when we meet new people, both conscious and unconscious. — Nell Leyshon
 
Whilst YT had entered the National Theatre Connections project on a number of occasions in previous years, this particular dance genre was a new departure for the group.
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