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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.  

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