chasing tales

devised and directed by Emma Webb and George Bean as AnaMorphic Dance Theatre

An intergenerational and site-specific performance in the main library in Oxford, UK, as part of Oxford’s annual dance festival. Chasing Tales was commissioned to involve different groups from the community with the common thread of celebrating the importance of books, reading and words throughout our lives.

AnaMorphic developed the material through workshops with the three different groups, incorporating participatory methods to give all three groups a voice.

15 school children from SS Mary & John Primary School
15 teenagers  from Barton Youth Dance Group
10 pensioners from Isis Care Home and Oxford Health & Wellbeing Centre

Oxford Central Library
Oxford, UK