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Take a Seat | Dance in Devon collaborative company with Reckless Sleepers, regional dance artists & choreographer

  • Princess Gardens Torquay TQ2 5EZ (map)
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A dance performance by a newly-formed company of regional dance artists, exploring the simple everyday object of the chair, as a response to ‘A String Section’ by Reckless Sleepers. Take A Seat looks at what is possible for a human body to do in, on, with, or around a chair, and what the chair can mean: as a place of home, refuge, reflection, rest; but also as a place of separation and isolation.

Take A Seat is a collaboration between Dance in Devon, Reckless Sleepers and Devon-based professional dance artists following a residency in Torbay. This residency, led by Mole Wetherell of Reckless Sleepers in partnership with Dance in Devon, offers professional dancers from across the region a playful and collaborative opportunity to develop their practice. Exploring the conceptual approach taken by Reckless Sleepers in creating ‘A String Section’, they will also draw on their own choreographic practice to create this original performance. The dance artists performing in Take A Seat are drawn from across the region including those living and working in Torbay.

This new company of residency artists includes Jane Mason, Kyra Norman, Kuldip Singh-Barmi, Rosie Race and Salinda Nichols. Take A Seat is co-produced by Eyeview cultural programme and Dance in Devon.

Suitable for all ages. Please bring warm layers in case of cold or light rain. This is an outdoor performance - please check for event updates before travelling. In the event of bad weather, cancellation notices will be posted on this website and on our social media.

Booking info

No booking required. Performances are free.
You may want to bring your own chair (to sit on).

Full dates, times & locations

Performance 1 Sat 15th June 2pm – 2:40pm
Princess Gardens, Torquay TQ2 5EZ

Performance 2 Sat 15th June 7pm – 7:40pm
Princess Gardens, Torquay TQ2 5EZ

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Access info

Princess Gardens are fully wheelchair and buggy accessible. There is parking nearby on the street and in a number of multi-storey car parks. The car park in Fleet Walk shopping centre is open & staffed 24 hours a day. Access can be gained via the footbridge/steps/lift at Cary Parade or by following the pavement along the access road.