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Murmuration | Suzie West with Sound Communities

  • Torre Abbey Sands Torquay England, TQ2 5DJ United Kingdom (map)

Murmuration captures the wonder of being part of a collective experience that is bigger than you. Taking inspiration from the starlings that gather in our skies in November to form a collective and to communicate with each other, choreographer Suzie West has collaborated with Sound Communities to create a unique collective experience that you can choose to be part of, or to watch, or both.

Using silent disco technology, a large flock of over 100 people move in tune with each other, following instruction and inspiration from a soundscore that weaves together snippets of natural sound, vocals, lost dialect and fragments of music. The journey takes in both intimate and open spaces within the grounds of Torre Abbey and beyond, inviting people to communicate with each other through mass movement across distance, and to move together as a flock, revealing the secret algorithms that underpin the movement of starlings in a murmuration.

Murmuration is a playful invitation to find connection and exchange with others, and to get on the same wavelength, whilst having a lot of fun

Suitable for all. Duration approx 35 mins.

Booking info

Whilst no booking is required we do advise registering in advance for your preferred time slot to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration will open on 18th October. Please check back here nearer the time for details of how to register.

Full dates, times & locations

Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November

From 6pm to 9pm

Dance slots start Friday at 6pm and 8pm and Saturday 6pm and 7pm. Sign-up and arrival 20 mins prior to each dance.

Torre Abbey Museum Grounds, The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE.

Find out more about the artists:

Artist bio | Artist Website | Artist Social Media

Access info

There are 3 different routes for participants - when joining please sign up to the appropriate route for you: Blue (fully accessible & easy route); Green (moderate route, partially over grassed terrain); Red (hardest route, more challenging terrain and distance).

Earlier Event: November 8
Impressions | Limbic Cinema