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We Move Together

We Move Together is a celebration of joy and empowerment that transforms ancient ideas to meet today’s needs.

The site specific performance was made during the covid pandemic to celebrate the harvest of heritage wheat in the town of New Mills, in the High Peak.

The work champions forms of feminine power that draws on the collaborative effect of communication, trust and shared goals to find something new; a collective founded upon connectivity, incorporating folkloric wisdom and addressing the politics of space. 

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The women tell their own stories through their costumes which have been developed over the summer workshops.

Drawing inspiration from our research of British harvest festivals, Twisted Trees Productions have reimagined the Corn Dolly, and the spirit of the goddess she was made to preserve from one harvest to the next.

The work considers the story of connectivity; between individuals and communities, our memories and hopes. It tells the story of ancient and recent times, of how people need to come together as a collective. Dancing, being together, holding hands and other physical connections have been restricted by covid, but this can be overcome through creativity. 

This work was commissioned by the New Mills Festival and co-created with a group pf women from the town.

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The project harvested women’s stories to make wearable paintings; bringing texture, colour and pattern to life through the movement of the women’s bodies.

We Move Together

Photo: Joel Sheldrake

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