Falling (2019)

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Falling (2019) was conceived and directed by three directors from the Dance Department at LJMU. Noel Jones was the Director-in-charge of filming and digital media production. Bernard Pierre-Louis of the sound, while Pauline Brooks led the shaping of the choreography. We worked with 12 final year undergraduate dance students, who were co-creators with us as well as performers. They contributed to the devising of the choreography, created/edited the sound for all 3 sections, for the filming and editing of 2 of the 3 sections. Noel Jones was responsible for section 3 of the live intermedial performance and of the screen dance version. 1 & 2. FALLING was created and first presented in our digital dance lab – a studio theatre with three full-size projection screens – one at the back of the theatre and one on each side – it is, as Kűpers writes, a “transitional space” [2011]. It was first performed in the Sudley Theatre at LJMU (April (2019), then again as part of the Liverpool Light Nights Programme in May 2019, and finally adapted for a screen dance version -- shown at Trinity College Dublin in June 2019.