CASTING TRACES

Inspired by Paul Auster's seminal novel, The New York Trilogy, this cross genre 50 minute promenade performance invites the audience into a unique dance experience set within an architect designed paper labyrinth.

Dance, architecture, film and specially commissioned music meet to create a world of illusion, mystery and shadow play, where nothing is what it seems.

Touching on the popular themes of detective novels and the modern issues of ever-present surveillance in our cities, the audience explore a giant paper maze, becoming directly involved within the performance and influencing the transformation of their surroundings. Live camera feeds enable participants to meet themselves around every turn as they are free to explore the hidden corners of these unique spaces.

Casting Traces was commissioned by architect Will Alsop for TestBed1 - a 650sq metre former dairy in the heart of Battersea and has since been performed in the former Carlsberg brewery, Slottet, in Copenhagen, Brighton's Old Flower Market and Winchester's historic Guildhall.

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Photo (top–bottom)
1. Jonathan Goddard © Ignius Pupinis
2. Joe Walkling, Jonathan Goddard © Alice Pennefather
3. Anthony Missen © Alice Pennefather

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Choreography, Concept + Performance
NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE

Architecture
ELIN EYBORG

Music
SZYMON BRZOSKA

Costume Design
ALICE WALKLING

Lighting Design
CHRIS SWAIN (London)
BEN CRAWFORD (Brighton / Winchester)

Film
NYLON FILMS

Violin
LINDA JANKOWSKA
AISHA ORAZBAYEVA

New Movement Collective
Tour Cast 2014
Navala Chaudhari
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Hannah Kidd
Clemmie Sveaas
Eryck Brahmania
Robin Gladwin
Jonathan Goddard
Kenny Ho
Daniel Riley
Joe Walkling
Renaud Wiser

Pondering Props
Elin Eyborg
Karol Kvaran


Nylon Films
Annette Porter
Andrew Gaston
Will Moore
Tom Cosway

Producer
Malgorzata Dzierzon

Production Manager
Chris Swain (London)
Ben Crawford (Brighton / Winchester)

Stage Manager
Ben Crawford (London)

Sound Engineer
Nicholas Bovill

Marketing & Design
Joe Walkling
Jonathan Goddard

PR
Caro Communications

Casting Traces is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Commissioned by TestBed1 and co-commissioned by Wandsworth Council, inTRANSIT festival and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Supported by South East Dance, Rambert, Polish Cultural Institute London, Richard Thomas Foundation, Marina Kleinwort Trust, Naomi Russell, Guardian Print Centre and Dance Company Studios Beckenham.

With special thanks to Andrew Brentnall, Anne-Marie Keller, all who contributed to JustGiving and those who have offered their professional guidance, advice and support throughout this project.

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