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The Faun Project - Beth Cassani & Joseph Mercier

  • York Theatre Royal Studio Saint Leonard's Place York, England, YO1 United Kingdom (map)
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About the work: 

A club in the afternoon, after a long night out, and the fauns are still going. This choreographic process is a conversation between millennials and their predecessors. Using the ‘faun’ as a creature of becomings, transformations and halves this project explores youth subcultural politics, aesthetics and bodies. 

Choreographers: Beth Cassani and Joseph Mercier 
Performers: Holly Clemitshaw, Liam Morgan, Maddison Stevenson, Alexha Tomey-Alleyne
Sound Design: Dinah Mullen 

About the company: 

The Faun Project is a collaboration between Beth Cassani and Joseph Mercier. 

Beth Cassani is a dramaturg, award-winning choreographer and teacher based in Leeds. She works extensively as an artist, mentor and dramaturg and teaches company class for international dance companies. Beth is a senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University where she developed the MA in Choreography.  

Joseph Mercier is co-artistic director of performance company PanicLab.  He is a choreographer, director and dramaturg.  Originally from Canada, he has been making and touring independent work for over a decade in the UK.  He is a lecturer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.  

Audience Experience: 

This is contemporary dance performance. When you enter the space you will encounter four people dancing to music. Occasionally, the performers speak to each other and the audience on microphones. The space is filled with disco balls. The music is loud and club like.

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