A female dancer stands on a pebble beach, looking out at the sea

Launch Festival – Calling of the Tide

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Join futures Artist Ruth Bell for a premiere of work-in-progress film Calling of the Tide, followed by a panel discussion with dance-film makers based in the South West.


Can you hear the calling of the tide?
Can you feel the pulse reverberating within you?
Do the sounds stir distant memories of dreams long forgotten?
Perhaps there are hopes of lives not yet lived residing deep in all of us.

As the tide calls, a restlessness begins.

Calling of the Tide is a dance piece about the story of lives not yet lived. The shoreline, where the land meets the sea, is where limitless possibilities can be found.

This dance piece for camera is in its second phase of creation, from its debut at the Exeter Futures scratch night, Almost There. Choreographer Ruth Bell collaborates with sound artist, Hannah Parry, to create an evocative piece of dance. The dancers then take the choreography into the landscape and bring their own responses and movements to the sculptural forms found there.

Suitable for all ages