Chalk.Body.Barrow performance @ Wolstonbury Hill  (30/09/17) Photo: Dougie Evans

Chalk.Body.Barrow.

“Magical, Mysterious and very special.”
Georgie & David Goddard

Two different journeys guided the audience around Wolstonbury Hill (South Downs National Park); enlivening it for two performances, to see nuanced shapes, ravines, textures and views in a new light through movement and sound. Chalk. Body. Barrow. was crafted in response to the hill, looking to give immersive bespoke experiences.

“Ethereal, magical and surprising! Lovely music. Thank you EFH.”
Margaret Carey

Chalk. Body. Barrow. was developed in September 2017 with the support of Arts Council England and the Rebecca Skelton Fund. The two performance journeys, programmed as part of Hurst Festival, gathered over 60 people age 5 to 70!

“The experience of the hill in its stillness and movement was perfectly reflected in the dancers movement.

 

Thank you so much, the music was a wonderful reflection and affiliation.”
Jane Farrell

As part of this project in Hurstpierpoint, Eleven Farrer House also led two fun and engaging dance workshops exploring movement and inspiration based on the evocative landscapes around Wolstonbury Hill.


Eleven Farrer House is a member of People Dancing, the foundation for community dance.

“Wordless and full of space.”
Patrick Bond

“I loved the shapes you made against the landscape – how did you disappear!?”
Helen Skelton

Chalk. Body. Barrow. was a site-responsive project initiated by Cat Westwood and developed with Eleven Farrer House, with music composer Sarah Westwood

Performances:

WP: 30/09/17 [X2 performances], Eleven Farrer House at The National Trust Wolstonbury Hill, Sussex

Sarah Westwood, Carla Rees and Xenia Pestova

@Cheltenham Composers Academy, July 2018. Photo: Danny Imson

currently 

Furl  for viola solo (amplified) will be performed by Mark Menzies at ISCM World Music Days New, Zealand - April 20 

 

You are Your Memory for string quartet will be performed by RCM students as part of Illuminate Women's Music Chamber Concert at  Royal College of Music - February 20

my sound is torn an interactive version of the piece will be presented at Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for Contemporary Music and Electronics, Madeira  - December 19

for you will be presented at OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival,

Japan - November 19