Feet off the Ground was established in 2013 by its four founding members: Lucia Chocarro, Robyn Holder, Sophie Thorpe and Patricia Zafra. The company endeavours to reflect on human behaviours by presenting an ensemble solely managed and performed by women, encompassing both sensitive and highly physical movement. Feet off the Ground utilises Contact Improvisation and Partnering techniques as a common ground for research and performance devising. The Company have performed in the UK and Europe.
Feet off the Ground are delighted to invite you to the performance of The Way They Were Then, a dance piece inspired by Eduardo Galeano’s book entitled ‘’Mujeres’’, a collection of short stories about women who left imprints big and small across the globe. The piece explores themes of female empowerment, oppression, rebellion and unity.
Feet off the Ground will be bringing the piece to the Squire Performing Arts Centre. The collective will be joined by a group of girls from Nottingham who have been working closely with the company to create a short dance piece that will be showcased alongside The Way They Were Then. A short piece created by Feet off the Ground will also be performed on the night by students from Bilborough College.
There will also be a post-show Q&A, an opportunity to gain further insight into the company and their work.
This project is supported by Nottingham Girls High School, Arts Council England, Chisenhale Dance Space and James Allen’s Girls’ School.