This production follows on from an exhibition of artist’s work held at the Horse + Bamboo Theatre last year. 'The Valley of Stone' project asked artists to create work inspired by the landscape and geological heritage of the Rossendale landscape. 'Deep Time Cabaret' will be based around a short film created in the first year of this project, 'Hineingrabe' by Tracey Holland which looks at the Rossendale hills and quarries and their association with myth and folk-lore. You can see a short extract from this film below.
The cabaret will be made up of several components including Tracey Holland's Film, two ‘lectures’ in the form of strange performance pieces; a puppet show in three sections; a paper cinema; a dance; and 4 songs.
My work is specifically related to the film elements of the production creating a couple of short animated and film pieces for projection as well as making the elements to be used in the paper cinema.
You can read more about the project at horseandbamboo.org and visit the Deep Time Cabaret Blog for the latest developments in the production of this piece.