Atlantis - Lydia Cottrell at Theatre in the Mill
Play - Contemporary, Sat 18 Mar 2017
University of Bradford,
Also at this Venue
A one woman Space Race.
Atlantis takes the audience on a journey through Disneyland, dance school, a family holiday and into outer space and asks them to look back and reconsider the planet we inhabit. What did we learn from the race into space? What did we gain in getting there? And can we train for failure? Funny, thoughtful and highly kinetic, Atlantis uses popcorn, projection and a paddling pool to explore the answers to all these questions. Along the way, the show considers the idea that we all inhabit a spaceship – spaceship Earth - and draws parallels between our planet and the shuttle’s namesake, the mythical island that sank beneath the waves.
Atlantis is supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England with further support from the North East Artist Development Network, Conway Hall, Yorkshire Dance, Dance City and Live Art Bistro. This performance is funding dependant.
Lydia is a dancer, performer, artist, cosmonaut, prepper and apocaloptimist.
She creates bold and brave multi-disciplinary performance that challenges institutional status quo and presents new ideas and questions to audiences in engaging and interesting ways. Her practice is informed by a background in dance, live art and performance. Her work is also largely autobiographical, drawing on personal experiences and finding ways in which these experiences relate to that of others.
'Perfectly construed, this act was hilarious and touching' - The State of The Arts
'Extraordinarily inventive and very funny.' - British Theatre Guide
'Tightly crafted and slickly delivered' - London Dance
Image: Dale Harmer
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