NEST

Dance, architecture, animation and interactive light technologies combine to create a tapestry of exploration and adventure, inspired by Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

Becoming directly involved with a promenade dance performance the audience are free to weave their own experience, threads of movement, structure, and live music draw participants around the striking spaces and hidden corners of a disused former chapel.

NEST was commissioned by new arts organisation Stone Nest, to mark the end of a period of inactivity for the Grade II listed Welsh Chapel on Shaftesbury Avenue. Originally designed by James Cubitt in 1888 and counting 1980’s super-club ‘The Limelight’ amongst its past tenants, NMC produced a multi-sensory promenade performance breathing new life into this beautiful, atmospheric space with its colourful and wide-ranging history.

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Photos (top–bottom)
1. Malgorzata Dzierzon, Jonathan Goddard © Sandra Ciampone
2. Gemma Nixon, Jonathan Goddard © Barney Steel
3. NMC © Sandra Ciampone
4. Anthony Missen © Elliot Franks
5. Clemmie Sveaas © Barney Steel
6. Patricia Okenwa, Renaud Wiser, Malgorzata Dzierzon, Jonathan Goddard © Sanra Ciampone
7. Renaud Wiser, Malgorzata Dzierzon © Barney Steel
8. NEST © Barney Steel

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Choreography,
Concept + Performance
NEW MOVEMENT COLLECTIVE

Architecture
STUDIO WEAVE

Interactive Light Technologies
MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST

Film + Animation
FILIPE ALÇADA

Music Curated + Reworked by
ANNA MEREDITH
CHRISTOPHER MAYO

incorporating music by
Oliver Coates + Leo Abrahams, Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Cicognin + John Dowland.

Costume
GEORG MEYER WEIL

New Movement Collecitve
Choreographers + Cast
Clemmie Sveaas
Gemma Nixon
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Patricia Okenwa
Alexander Whitley
Anthony Missen
Joe Walkling
Jonathan Goddard
Renaud Wiser
Robin Gladwin

Producer
Malgorzata Dzierzon
Press + Marketing
Jonathan Goddard
Social Media
Robin Gladwin
Print + Web Design
Joe Walkling
Education
Patricia Okenwa
Choreographic Consultant
Clara Barbera

Studio Weave
Maria Smith
Je Ahn
Eddie Blake


Marshmallow Laser Feast
Directors
Memo Akten
Robin McNicholas
Barney Steel

Art Director
Ersinhan Ersin
Executive Producer
Waiming Wee
Producer
Alex Tristram
Software Development
Hayden Anyasi

Harp
Anneke Hodnett

Production Manager
Ben Crawford

Sound
Jamie Parker
Nick Bovill

Stone Nest
Inna Kovalyova
Hannah Myers
Richard Williamson

Structural Engineers
Webb Yates
Havanna Redford
Steve Webb

Structural Fabricator
Small Projects
James Shearer

Theatre Consultant
Richard Twyman

Marketing Support
Steven Drew

Commissioned by Stone Nest

with special thanks to
Anne Marie Keller
Andrew Brentnall
Marina Kleinwort
Justine Shinebourne
Naomi Russell

To all generous supporters who provided advice and those who contributed to Kickstarter.

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