Monday 24th October 2022
Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures
A dance suite created by Judy King
The Great Hall, Hexham Abbey, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3NB and Hexham Abbey, Hexham NE46 3NB
Postponed from 2021:
In 1224, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote a simple hymn of praise that beautifully encompasses all that he experienced in the Italian countryside.
Almost 800 years later, Katherine Paterson reimagines the hymn in poetic language that shares Francis’s honest and direct gaze at all aspects of life and resonates with the joy, light and shadow found there.
In 2021 we will dance this hymn through a suite of dances created by Judy and choreographed to music by many different people.
We will learn the dances in The Great Hall and on Monday afternoon we will move into the beauty that is Hexham Abbey to dance this suite in The Nave which has been removed of all its chairs.
Cost: £210 per person.
This includes light lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and teas, coffee and biscuits throughout.
Evening meals are eaten in local restaurants, pubs or takeaways and are arranged and paid for individually.
It does not include any workshop material CD dance notation that you choose to buy.
You need to arrange your own accommodation.
Numbers: are strictly limited to 36 participants.
Booking: Please book with a non - returnable deposit of £75