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Dan is In a Town’s choreographer. His own performance work often explores sense of place. He conducts interviews with folk who share stories with him about their stomping grounds. He turns these audio anecdotes into soundscapes for dance. Dan maps people’s memories through movement, as if they are vivid, physical spaces.
Jennifer Bell is the composer and director of In a Town. She conducts five choirs, including the In a Town Ensemble, and often works with live art and theatre practitioners.
She also sings in the ensemble. Photo by Paul Blakemore.
Alex, another of the In a Town designers, is on board with the project in the future. He is a sound and light live artist, specialising in performance, audio and digital technologies. He is an associate artist at Arnolfini.
Alex’s woodland installation at IBT’s Up to Nature. In a Town’s set is a hundred lightbulbs, suspended above the singers.
Night falls on to the thousand windows of our town. And they’re all shining, like constellations of lightbulbs and songs, families and theatres of our lives.
In a Town
Maria is one of the designers for the show. We are really excited about her approach, because she’s a music video maker and photographer, rather than a theatre designer. Check her out.
The aim is not to make a musical. It could be, easily. We’ve talked about treating each song like a music video, so the scenes are evocative, rather than acted out.