News: New Rosemary Lee work for Milton Keynes Festival

Sunday 29 June 2014 by Carmel Smith

Rosemary Lee 'Under the Vaulted Sky' Photo: Hugo Glendinning

London based choreographer Rosemary Lee has made a new outdoor promenade work – Under the Vaulted Sky which will be performed as part of IF: Milton Keynes International Festival this weekend (18 – 20 July).

Over the past year Rosemary has been artist in residence for IF developing a new outdoor performance for the Cathedral of Trees. This magical arboretum was planted over 40 years ago on an ancient ley line running through the heart of the city and mirrors the architectural footprint of Norwich Cathedral.

Joined by composer Terry Mann and designer Louise Belson and a cast of 100 performers (aged nine upwards), as well as a team of professional dancers and musicians, Rosemary responds to the still beauty of this special site. As audiences weave around the cathedral made of trees, they will encounter an eclectic combination of fleeting dances and delicate installations accompanied by a vibrant soundscape of bells, trombones and percussion.

Under The Vaulted Sky completes a triptych of participatory performances, following Common Dance (2009) and Square Dances (2011), Dance Umbrella commissions in London.

18 – 20 July 2014, Fri – 5pm & 7.30pm, Sat & Sun – 2pm, 4.30pm & 7pm
Tickets: £5 – £7 (Family £20)
Cathedral of Trees, Newlands
www.ifmiltonkeynes.org
Milton Keynes is 30 minutes by train from London Euston.

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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