Tethera by Cumbria Youth Dance

An exciting opportunity to watch Topos: Tethera - a unique piece of vertical choreography, exploring the relationship between climbing and dance, on the big screen! And to hear from those behind the film.

Funded by Arts Council England, Cumbria Youth Dance Company has worked alongside Wired Aerial Theatre - aerial theatre & bungee-assisted dance specialists based in Liverpool - to create a suite of connected choreography; a stage piece which was performed at The Lowry and Theatre by the Lake in March; an outdoor performance shared at Brantwood, Coniston in May and Lakes Alive, Kendal in September; and a dance film which will be screened and debated as part of our Festival.

The project - Topos - takes its name from the special notation climbers use to describe their routes on paper. A similar notation method exists in dance, called Labanotation, and over the course of this project these young dancers have explored the connection between vertical & horizontal movement to produce three unique pieces of choreography.
During this event those involved in creating the film will discuss the process and the relationship between dance and climbing. It will also be an opportunity to see the dance film ‘Tethera - the final part of the trilogy.

About Cumbria Youth Dance

Cumbria Youth Dance Company is an auditioned group providing accessible, high quality dance training and opportunities for gifted & talented young people aged 12-18 years living in Cumbria. Hosted by Active Cumbria (the county’s Sport & Physical Activity Partnership), the Company has been meeting regularly for technique training, weekend intensives and masterclasses throughout the year, working with visiting choreographers to create new work for performance locally and regionally.