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The Clearing, Saint James Park

The Clearing, St James Park

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E17 8AX

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The Cat and the Magpie is a playful dance choreographed to a modular synth soundtrack by local band Tooth.

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An immersive music and dance performance at The Clearing, St James Park, for the E17 Art Trail.

The Cat and the Magpie is a playful dance choreographed to a modular synth soundtrack by local band Tooth.

Participants arrive at The Clearing, behind St James Park, and are given a colourful token that will identify their movement group. The cats and magpies instruct each group on how to perform a gestural action that signifies the coming together after lockdown through movement rather than touch. Each group performs a movement that becomes part of the larger dance.

Magpies and Cats are both associated with luck or omens. A black cat is considered lucky, a lone magpie represents sorrow while two represent joy. Both animals carry superstition and sometimes dark associations, but they are both magnificent creatures. This piece will explore how they might interact and form an unlikely union.

Join us for an exploration into dance, movement and music!

Free / All ages welcome

If you book a ticket and can no longer come, please let us know so we can offer a ticket to someone else.

Getting there

The Clearing is a Making Places project situated in between St James Park and Low Hall Sports grounds. When you arrive at St James Park , follow the path around the allotments to The Clearing. There will be arrows guiding you and you may also hear the music! It is wheelchair and buggy-accessible.

Wet weather

We hope that the sun will be shining on us when we perform our dance together. However, if it does rain and we have to postpone, we will email ticket-bookers the day before or morning of. Please do check your email if the weather looks questionable!

If you have any questions about the event, accessibility or what to expect please get in touch. The cat and magpie will be happy to hear from you!

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The Clearing, Saint James Park

The Clearing, St James Park

London

E17 8AX

United Kingdom

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