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Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence

Role: Dancer

Choreographer: Kate Lawrence

Photographers: Paul Sampson & Ceri Angharad Rimmer

Two Victorian lady travellers, Freya Stark (1893 – 1993) and Isabella Bird (1831 – 1904), are marooned on the roof of a building.  They meet across time and space and journey together toward the sea.  Guided by Lillias Campbell Davidson’s 19th Century travel guide, Hints to Lady Travellers, they negotiate the precarious abseil down the front of the building and the perilous crossing of busy promenade to quench their shared desire to sooth their travel weary feet in the sea.  To feel the waves lap  around their ankles, their thighs, their waists… and dream of their next adventures…

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