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Darren Pritchard
has been creating dance works for traditional and non-traditional theatre settings for ten years, making and performing in galleries, a church, hotels and both urban and rural landscapes, even in the old Sale of the Century TV studio.As Company Fierce, Darren was best known for Susan and Darren, in which he performed alongside his mother. The show toured internationally. He is also known for Gulliver’s Boom Box with Walk the Plank; plus, to date, 5 outings for One, a solo performance installation and Duet to Music made for Urban Moves.Body of Light is his latest work, and is the first under Darren’s new company Darren Pritchard Dance. It is a thirty minute contemporary dance solo performed by Adam Russell which uses readily available consumer technology to translate movement into beautiful projected imagery, in much the same as a painter uses brushstrokes.Body of Light is a collaboration with Production Designer Marcel LeNormand, a digital artist from Guernsey where the work was originally developed. The artistic potential of the technology also generates opportunities for audience participation post-show, when members of the public are invited to generate visuals through their own movement in an extended ‘stay and play’ session.Body of Light is a fully tourable and self-contained work. It is suitable for arts and non-arts spaces, is festival-ready and and has applications in education and health settings; Body of Light was in residence at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in autumn 2015.“I think you did it brilliantly, I’m not a technology lover and you got me excited!!”  Audience member
“I thought the effects were beautiful; I can see so much potential for our patients and their families.” Vicky Charnock, Alderhey Hospital.
Upcoming tour dates:
5 & 6 October       Carriageworks Leeds
20 October            Z-Arts Manchester
21 October            Big Imaginations Children’s Festival Lancaster
22 October            Waterside Arts Centre Sale
25 October            The Turnpike @ Leigh Dance Enterprise Hub
26 October            The Atkinson Southport

Body of Light is supported by Arts council England, STUN, hÅb, Guernsey Arts Commission and Dance Manchester

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