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3 Mar - 31 May, 2022

Venue: Online

Box Office:

£4 – £10

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Caldonia Dances & Kathy Richardson present ALEX – Weight/Wait The Film

Alex is at their first counselling session. Will their mind let them stay? A new, interactive digital dance work for young people (14+) exploring the mental and physical ‘weight’ of our thoughts, and the impact of our inner voice on the body and our self-confidence.

Empathetically tactful, gracefully written and exceptionally performed…as exquisite as it is heart-wrenching, a welcome conversation on anxiety through dance.

Hannah Lee, Voice Magazine on Weight/Wait at Brighton Fringe Festival 2019.

 

Using dance, text and poetry, the film follows an interweaving narrative of three characters called Alex as they figure out how to keep their head above water. An original story created by Caldonia Walton & Kathy Richardson from personal experiences and research with young people in youth groups and hospitals.

 

 

Watch Online  

Thursday 3rd March – Tuesday 31st May

 

Duration: 43 Minutes  

Age recommendation: 14+ This film contains a dramatised scene showing a panic attack and one reference to suicidal thoughts. 

Price: Starting from £4  

Pay what you can – ‘Pay what you can’ allows you to choose your ticket price based on what you can afford. Select your ticket from the options to watch the performance. 

*Please note: The film is only available in desktop view. It cannot be viewed on your mobile phone, and is not suitable for some iPads. 

 

 

Credits 

Created by Caldonia Walton & Kathy Richardson
Shot by Barney White – Quiet Eye Film
Edit by Barney White & Caldonia Walton
Music by Alex Paton
Additional Sound Design from Ping Lee
Poems written by Ryan Dre Sinclair
Costume by Ryan Munroe
Set Creation from Joe Adams at The Bones Creative
Lighting by Aaron Blackledge
Rehearsal Direction from Melissa Lauriello

 

Cast  

Chris Radford

Kathy Richardson

Sanea Singh

Caldonia Walton

 

 

About the creators 

Caldonia Dances
Caldonia Dances creates original stories for stage and film, using movement as the starting point and merging it with theatre, text and design. The work seeks to explore real experiences and is created from research with dancers, collaborators, writing, reading and talking to people about their lived experiences. Caldonia is interested in how dance and movement can be situated within everyday narratives, relate to the current cultural and political climate, and use emotion and humour to take audiences on a journey. Her choreographic work has been shared at The Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre, The Dance Centre (Vancouver), The Southbank Centre, The Place, London Fashion Week, Tristan Bates Theatre, Channel 4 Random Acts & Edinburgh & Brighton Fringe Festivals. As a performer, Caldonia has worked with artists such as VOXED, Autin Dance Theatre, Cascade Dance Theatre, Ransack Dance Company, Mad Dogs Dance Theatre, ZK Dance, Cirque Bijou, Dam Van Huynh, Willi Dorner, Lizzie J Klotz & more.

The work is also available as a Schools Package, with a worksheet, 2hr lesson plan and a 1-1 with Caldonia Walton. Get in touch to chat further: caldoniadances@gmail.com 

 

Kathy Richardson
London based but internationally born and raised, Kathy is a Dance Artist, Yoga teacher, creative mover and anatomy enthusiast. Part of the MoreYoga teacher faculty, she teaches anatomy on the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and is the creator of ‘Dance Flow Yoga.’ Kathy graduated from London Studio Centre in 2013 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree, specialising in contemporary dance. After graduating she became a company member of Yorke Dance Project, directed by Yolande Yorke and mentored by Robert Cohan. Kathy has also worked with Neville Campbell, Kate Mummery (ZK Dance), Ponciano Almeida (Guarini Dance Company), Ben Duke (Lost Dog), Henri Oguike and Lizzie J Klotz.