On 27 and 28 June, Stopgap Dance Company co-produced a large scale outdoor show The Seafarers with Portsmouth Festivities. The production involved 10 Stopgap Dancers, 60 members of the community and the acclaimed folk-rock band Moulettes, who came fresh from their gig at Glasto! The project had a real impact on everyone involved, and here is what’s gone on plus a full-length video!
Behind the Scenes
Here's some Facebook posts from Stopgap Dance Company
Pics from last night's performance of #SgTheSeafarers at Portsmouth Festivities. Thanks to every one of the 70 performers who took part and all else who helped out... It's been emotional...!
A Quartet for Seven (six as David is in Germany). An insight into our rehearsals for #SgTheSeafarers - Siobhan led this...
Creation #SgTheSeafarers Day 1 (set play day). Great work from the Sg team, young associate Kat Ball and guest artist Laura Dajao.
Here's some of the participant and audience reactions from Twitter
What a truly wondrous show from @Stopgapdance at Portsmouth - fabulous choreography, performances , music and backdrop. Thanks one and all !— maureen smyth (@smythatsplash) June 29, 2015
Can't believe that was the last time performing with @Stopgapdance 😭😭 gonna miss it so much. ❤️💃🏼— * Corinne * (@Corinne_Hill) June 28, 2015
Wow! Last performance today, thank you so much to @Stopgapdance, really enjoyed every moment, good people, good times and amazing dance 👏👌— Sam.u.el™ (@ozouf_sam) June 28, 2015
4 performances in 3 days, rounded off nicely with Seafarers @Stopgapdance & @Moulettes1 The Victory & the sun setting as a perfect backdrop— Nicky Bellenger (@NickyBellenger) June 27, 2015
Actually don't want rehearsing and performing with @Stopgapdance to end! It has been absolutely amazing. Last show tomorrow 😭❤️💃🏼— * Corinne * (@Corinne_Hill) June 27, 2015