One Small Step

New Commission/New Collaboration artists: Dora Frankel and Sam Goodlet
Inspired by: Factory Night @ Apollo Pavilion, Peterlee

One Small Step was a collaborative piece between Choreographer Dora Frankel, Visual artist Sam Goodlet and composer Peter Coyte around the Apollo Pavilion and involved the community in dance, visual art and music experiences. It culminated in two amazing performances using movement, dance, sound, ropes and ladders recalling the energy of the 1960’s, when the Pavilion was built – as well as the era’s naivety and failures. The performance showcased material developed by workshop participants and featured performances by GT Group Peterlee Brass Band and Magicaboola, an Italian street band, as part of Brass; Durham International Festival with the highlights being the two performances by the artists.

The performance took place on Sunday 10th July 2011 an was very well received by local residents and art audiences http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/1smallstep-rev.htm
See video footage of the performance here

This collaboration is also supported by Arts Council England, County Durham Community Foundation, Durham County council, Durham International Brass Festival and Sir James Knott Trust.


Images by Tony Griffiths