Lenore: A Dance For Video _ Angie Smalis & Colin Gee

Thursday 2nd November to Tuesday November 28th
11am – 4pm Monday to Friday


Lenore is based on a poem of the same title written in 1774 by Gottfried Bürger. While the poem tells a Death and the Maiden tale, this dance for video work interprets that theme as the individual’s struggle against change, by looking at how expectations are associated with everyday objects. The work draws from the 17th century Dutch still life pictorial tradition of “Vanitas” – each object proposes a future by representing something Lenore longs for and feel due, however unlikely.

Lenore was created and performed by Angie Smalis and Colin Gee, with music by Jennifer Walshe. It screens throughout November and accompanies their live performance of John’s Query on November 25th

“We were gifted a moment here, in the artificial light, a chance to colour in the outlines. We were given a portrayal of something ineffable, enacted but then taken away” Theatre of Noise on Lenore, 2016

Funded by the Arts Council under the Dance Project Award.