Rosemary Lee Projects in Bath
Rising & Melt Down 2016 – two live performances
Originally presented in four central London squares, Rosemary Lee creatively led an amazing team of collaborators and over 50 local performers to recreate Rising & Melt Down in two historic locations in the heart of Bath.
From a group of women passing fleetingly through The Circus to the quiet intensity of an all-male cast amongst a copse of trees in Royal Avenue, these iconic spaces were momentarily transformed and linked by the sound of different bells played live, leaving lasting images forever imprinted in the mind of the spectators.
Each 10-15minute performance of RISING and MELT DOWN was repeated 4 times throughout the performance day on Saturday 21st May 2016, as part of the Bath International Music Festival.
Re-created in collaboration with Fiona Millward (Rising) and Henrietta Hale and Ben Nash (Melt Down).
Liquid Gold is in the Air – a three-screen video installation with sound
Continually presented during the opening hours of St Michael’s Church, Bath, 5-19th May 2016 on the lead up to Rising & Meltdown.
A collaboration between choreographer Rosemary Lee and dance filmmaker Roswitha Chesher, Liquid Gold is the Air is a triptych full of richly coloured iconographic images and fleeting dances. Over eighty people of all ages move with grace and vitality through the dappled sunlight of a magical arboretum, the Cathedral of Trees.
Graeme Miller adds an other worldly dimension as he weaves Terry Mann’s original music composition into a haunting soundscape.
Commissioned by The Stables for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014 and supported by an Arts Council England Exceptional Award and Milton Keynes Council. Produced by Artsadmin
With funding support from Arts Council England, both projects are presented by Bath Dance, Edge Arts, University of Bath in association with Arts Admin and as part of Bath International Music Festival.