A short introduction to ‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’, filmed on location at Durham Cathedral a UNESCO world heritage site founded in 995 as a Benedictine monastery.
The coming-together of this work spans over four years, progressing through multiple stages of research and development. The most inspiring studies took place in 2019 at Ise Jingu, a Shinto shrine adoringly referred to as the “Soul of Japan”. The work’s migration to the glorious Durham Cathedral was a naturally conducive decision for Director Nicole Vivien Watson, who describes the experience as “like walking through an open gate”.
‘Behind the Face of a Rock, Throwing Stones’ is made possible with support from the British Council in Japan, Ise City, Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants, Durham Cathedral, Dance City and Surface Area Dance Theatre. Introductory footage; filmed by Chris Younger, featuring dance artist Alex Rowland, set design by Graham Patterson, lighting design by Michael Morgan and Directed by Nicole Vivien Watson.