Still Life; A young man makes a person from mud only to find himself unsure of his actions faced with the responsibility of its life.

Still Life Directed by Ben Jeans Houghton, is one of ten short films commissioned by BALTIC in partnership with Northern Film & Media and Channel 4
25 OCTOBER 2013 – 17 NOVEMBER 2013

In partnership with Northern Film & Media and Channel 4, BALTIC co-commissioned ten new Random Acts films. Random Acts is a short-form daily arts strand on Channel 4, which launched in 2011. It enables a diverse supply of both established artists and emerging talent to create their own films, which are chosen for their bold and creative expressions of creativity.

Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne

Reparation is a culmination of research, collective discussion, shared motivation and choice. Expressing through creative movement and improvised music, the physical representation of self-conscious social emotions  placed in opposition to that of primal emotions such as fear and anger. Reparation can be described as an illuminated proximity of emotion, untrammelled and performed on impulse with freedom. Performed in the chapel of the Castle Keep, built by Henry II between 1168 -1178; One of the finest surviving examples of a Norman Keep in the country.
The fourth collaborative work created by Surface Area Dance Theatre – UK, Mico and David Nuss of No Neck Blues Band – NYC.

With thanks to The Castle Keep, Newcastle City Council – The Newcastle Fund and Dance City.

Programmed by Movement Research – Judson Memorial Church, NYC

The Flowering Moon is the third collaboration with members of No Neck Blues Band – NYC. David Nuss and Mico performed live with principle dance artists Molly Hodkinson. Acknowledged as a meditation that draws upon the strength of physical and spiritual visualisation.

With thanks to Movement Research, UK Trade and Investment and the British Consulate.

Grainger Market, Newcastle City Centre

Surface Area Dance Theatre, in collaboration with Benjamin Freeth, presents Dust. A live performance of choreographed movement and manipulated audio recordings. Dust presents themes of connection, purpose and response. Exploring how we connect with each other, the world around us and our responses to the daily influence of the media in our lives. There will be various performances in different spaces in the North East, extra performances will be announced here first!

Grainger Market

Performance times: 12:30pm & 3:00pm

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne

Performance time: 3:00pm
Choreography: Nicole Vivien Watson
Dance Artists: Molly Hodkinson, Nicole Vivien Watson
Media Artist: Benjamin Freeth
Marketing: Nadia Iftkhar

Please note this is a non ticketed event.

Dust is supported by Arts Council England, Northern Rock Foundation and Newcastle City Council