Sewing Your Shadow / Never The Same Twice (Memories Are)

Lucy  was commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space and Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood to make a site specific promenade performance and film for July 2010.

When does a memory become a story? When does a story become a museum?

Sewing Your Shadow was a ‘cabinet’ of memories, gestures and movement collected from a company of professional performers, older dancers from Green Candle Dance Company and children from Chisenhale Primary School and choreographed into a twilight stroll through the museum.

Memories were collected from people aged seven to seventy years and re-imagined as song, gesture, movement and stories.

Never The Same Twice (Memories Are) playfully combined memories from museum staff and project participants exploring perceptions of childhood interwoven with fragments of the writings of artist Louise Bourgeois. The film’s soundtrack was scored by Scott Smith.

An East London Dance and T-Mobile Big Dance commission produced by Artsadmin and Chisenhale Dance Space. Supported by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and presented as part of CREATE 10.