Paper Mountain is a new dance theatre show for 7 to 11 year olds, their friends and families for middle scale theatres
"An old man taps away on his typewriter. He tears another sheet of paper from the machine, screws it up and throws it on the growing pile behind him. From this mountain of discarded words something stirs. A little Paper Man emerges - his body written with the old man's untold story"
Paper Mountain is an ensemble piece for 6 dancers, inspired by the fairytale tradition, and featuring an original score of sound effects, sampling and live music. The old man revisits his past as a young boy and must face his fears in order to move towards a future full of love.
A world of forgotten memories is created with an imaginative set full of traps, gauzes and elastic walls. Exquisite choreography weaves its way through shadow and light until the climax of the piece when an epic battle is fought between despair and hope.
Photo: Hugo Glendinning / Performer: TC Howard
To read an interview with TC Howard about the evolution of Paper Mountain click here.
Summer 2010: Making and Developement
12 October 2010: Showing for Producers and Programmers as part of the Generate Debate at Sheffield Theatres.
[following Producer / Partner feedback from Phase One]
Autumn 2010: Further Fundraising / Tour booking
Spring 2011 / Summer 2011: Production Period / Premiere
Autumn 2011 & Spring 2012: National Tour
Paper Mountain has grown out of Danceworks' audience development programme aimed at families - Generate. Visit the Generate pages for more information.
A Paper Mountain pdf information sheet with further details and biographies of Short Back and Sides can be downloaded below.
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Paper Mountain information