Burn & Rave

This piece is an outdoor performance work created in 2021 by Artistic Director, Rosalind Conlon and funded by Arts Council England. Surprising and compelling, Burn and Rave responds to Dylan Thomas’s poem Do Not Go Gentle.

The poem considers a life lived, with positives and negatives, through a male filter. Our re-framed version takes a female position; mothers, daughters, wives, lovers – what joy and lessons have we brought and left in our wake? And with the life ahead of us, what action will we take to live to the fullest? 

Using text, sound and movement it is a call to arms drawing audiences to it with colour and sound. This dance does not go gently into the crowd, it burns and raves its way into the audiences’ senses. 

First performed at Arts by the Sea Festival at Poole Quay in August 2021, performances followed at Roche Court Education Trust’s sculpture Park, and at Salisbury’s People in the Park Festival, and in 2022, Swindon Literary Festival, Chippenham Folk Festival, Wilton House and Silver Salisbury. 

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