For six weeks Tullie House’s Galleries were transformed into a dance studio, with rehearsals for three groups of amateur and professional dancers ranging from the age of 7 to 79.
“The project concluded in promenade dance performances at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle, which began by the notorious ‘cursing stone’ in the museum underpass, moving through the galleries with scenes in the Victorian train carriages, on the roman wall, by the iron age hut, through old tullie house, and outside into the Jacobean gardens.
The dancers told a compelling story inspired by the space and the time period it represented.”Jill Goodfellow
Living History a cross generation performance project with a cast of professionals and community dancers.
Adam Russell made an open call to Carlisle residents interested in trying their hand at contemporary dance.
The project was supported by Arts Council England, The Hadfield Trust, The Co-operative Membership Fund alongside fundraising and support from local businesses.
Cast: Andrea Charter Lund, Amaia Alizarin, D’Ante Gilhooly, Brandon Gilhooly, Niamh Dixon, Christian Muirhead, Lillian Muirhead, Zoe Gadd, Michelle Serrechia, Helena Morris-Lockwood, Sandra Gattward, Corisande Graham, Andre Anderson, Christopher Honey, Sayla Maule, Zoe-Anne Curzon, David Green, Meredith Scattergood, Hannah Brookman, Lauren Virk, Katie – Marie Allen
Musician: Madelaine Jones
Venue: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery