Samphire dance company delighted audiences at the Ventnor Fringe festival last week when they performed their brand new dance, ‘Knitting the Bones’.
Samphire have been together for almost 2 years now and although they have worked on a couple of film projects, this was the first time they’d performed in front of a live audience.
With dancers aged between 55 and 76 this was a nerve wracking but exciting opportunity.
Michelle Hainsworth, their director, said:
“We have been very privileged to work with poet and composer Sandy Kealty. With it being the 100th anniversary of some women getting the right to vote, I wanted to do a piece which celebrates the different roles that women have to play in society. I also wanted this dance to challenge stereotypes and show audiences just how capable mature dancers are”.
One company member, Jackie Field, said afterwards:
“What an achievement. It is great fun working together towards a goal’.
Samphire are now taking a well-earned summer break, but if you would like to know more about them, or other community dance classes/projects, email [email protected].