Alongside our touring programme wealso support artists to co-create work with communities, bringing people together, strengthening relationships and empowering them to realise their creative potential.
Case Study - The Allotment Project
In 2023, Applause and Creative Estuary co-commissioned Casson & Friends, a UK based Dance Theatre Company, to create a new show in collaboration with the local community in Chatham. With interviews from allotment owners & community gardeners of all ages, intercut & combined with compelling movement, THE ALLOTMENT PROJECT is a unique performance that reveals our relationship to the land, nature and each other.
Choreographer Tim Casson and performers Bethany Edwards & Lucy Starkey spent a week in residency in Luton, interviewing and working with allotment holders and community gardeners. Their responses were then used to inform the creation of the new work, providing verbatim text and recorded dialogue. The final dance piece connects audiences with the joy of growing plants, food, and connecting with others across all four seasons.
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