Incantatio (2021, Stage)

Incantatio is a site-responsive immersive performance that brings audiences into the heart of a hypnotic ritual. Seemlessly infusing musicians and dancers through inclusive choreography, Richard Dubgnon's rhythmically charged score will take you on a transcendental experience.

Dancers and musicians perform intermingled with each other. Image from R&D phase.

The production is a collaboration between five dancers from Stopgap Dance Company and five string musicians led by the multi-instrumentalist Matthew Sharp, who came up with the initial concept of this project.

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Production Credits

Original score of“Incantatio” - Richard Dubugnon

Original concept and musical direction - Matthew Sharp

Artistic direction, choreography and costume - Lucy Bennett

Devised and performed by - Christian Brinklow, Amy Butler, Elia Lopez, Nadenh Poan, Hannah Sampson (dancers), Evie Hilyer (Violin), David Le Page (Violin), Robyn Lund (Viola), Thomas Pickles (Cello), Matthew Sharp (Cello)

Additional material - Megan Armishaw, Laura Jones, Jannick Moth, David Toole, David Wildridge, (dancers)

Understudy- Annie Rose Grantham (dancer)

Thanks also to the Orchestra of The Swan led by David Le Page

Supporters - Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, Home Slough

Photography - Tom Austin