Hear from Hannah Warren, who is on a volunteer student placement with us learning about the work we do, and helping with our arts programme. Hannah has also devised three pop-up, improvised performances of her own in which she interacts with selected canal heritage spaces along the waterways.
If you happened to be wondering along The Grand Union Canal in the historic waterway village of Stoke Bruerne last Monday, you might have come across a dancer in the crisp autumnal environment below the disused lock… I was improvising; moving in the moment, unlocking the past to connect closer to the canals, drawing upon autumnal themes and representing the waterways’ transition through time. Dancing with the space, responding to it and the ideas instigated. Who knows what the site will inspire next?
These pop-up performances are part of my student placement with the Canal & River Trust’s Art on the Waterways Programme and will continue in the coming weeks on Mondays and Fridays at 2pm in the following locations:
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