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 'Spirals' is a triple bill of the solos Evolutio, These Hands, and Sleep. The three solos have been performed together, but have also been created to allow for separate performances.   Image © Sara Teresa
       
     
 Evolutio  'Evolutio' is a 15 minute solo exploring the theme of Evolution. The solo has been shaped through a range of research methods and Crystal has received advice on human evolution, anthropology and Monkey behaviour from various academics and anthropologists.   Image © Joshua Hawkins
       
     
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 Sleep  Sleep has been crafted by observations of sleepless nights, Imagining the performer in dream time, moving between semi-awake and semi-sleep.   Image © Sara Teresa
       
     
 These Hands  ‘ These Hands’   is 15 minute solo inspired by observations of those working on the land and working with machines on a dairy farm in mid-Devon.  You will hear the voice of June Palfrey throughout the performance. June is 78 and has farmed on Morebath dairy farm for 55 years. You will also hear the voice of Dennis Palfrey who was born, raised and has lived on Morebath for 70 years.  ‘ These Hands’  is a celebration of the everyday, set to recordings of those who work the land, considering their history, as well as the craft and work that goes into the creation of movement.   Image © Tilly May
       
     
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 "The opening night was as mixed as any. Much the best piece was Crystal Zillwood’s solo Evolutio, a brief, gentle yet far-reaching exploration of the gradations and overlaps between human and animal life. Zillwood morphs from upright biped to stooped ape to loping quadruped, then reverses the sequence. Then she blurs that simple choreographic line with fragmentary phrases in which we catch images of curled foetuses, beetling creatures, froggy squats and tiptoeing dancers, tools, tails, guns. An idle scratch on the snout transmutes into self-conscious making-up at a mirror; a hammering fist becomes a conductor’s tempered arm. An undemonstrative but highly articulate performer, Zillwood manages to suggest an expansive vision within a miniature work."   Written By Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian)    Image © Tilly May
       
     
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 “One of my favourite dance works of last year, 'These Hands' by Crystal Zillwood Performed to a glorious vintage recording and recent interview, both featuring her nan who discusses her life on a working farm in Devon. It reminded me of the seemingly accidental but razor sharp virtuosity of Trisha Browns 'Watermotor' with with the distilled craft of a Burrows & Fargion work. Massive fan - book it already!”    Theo Clinkard, 2017    Image © Tilly May
       
     
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Crystal project header (spirals).png
       
     
 'Spirals' is a triple bill of the solos Evolutio, These Hands, and Sleep. The three solos have been performed together, but have also been created to allow for separate performances.   Image © Sara Teresa
       
     

'Spirals' is a triple bill of the solos Evolutio, These Hands, and Sleep. The three solos have been performed together, but have also been created to allow for separate performances.

Image © Sara Teresa

 Evolutio  'Evolutio' is a 15 minute solo exploring the theme of Evolution. The solo has been shaped through a range of research methods and Crystal has received advice on human evolution, anthropology and Monkey behaviour from various academics and anthropologists.   Image © Joshua Hawkins
       
     

Evolutio

'Evolutio' is a 15 minute solo exploring the theme of Evolution. The solo has been shaped through a range of research methods and Crystal has received advice on human evolution, anthropology and Monkey behaviour from various academics and anthropologists.

Image © Joshua Hawkins

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 Sleep  Sleep has been crafted by observations of sleepless nights, Imagining the performer in dream time, moving between semi-awake and semi-sleep.   Image © Sara Teresa
       
     

Sleep

Sleep has been crafted by observations of sleepless nights, Imagining the performer in dream time, moving between semi-awake and semi-sleep.

Image © Sara Teresa

 These Hands  ‘ These Hands’   is 15 minute solo inspired by observations of those working on the land and working with machines on a dairy farm in mid-Devon.  You will hear the voice of June Palfrey throughout the performance. June is 78 and has farmed on Morebath dairy farm for 55 years. You will also hear the voice of Dennis Palfrey who was born, raised and has lived on Morebath for 70 years.  ‘ These Hands’  is a celebration of the everyday, set to recordings of those who work the land, considering their history, as well as the craft and work that goes into the creation of movement.   Image © Tilly May
       
     

These Hands

These Hands’  is 15 minute solo inspired by observations of those working on the land and working with machines on a dairy farm in mid-Devon.

You will hear the voice of June Palfrey throughout the performance. June is 78 and has farmed on Morebath dairy farm for 55 years. You will also hear the voice of Dennis Palfrey who was born, raised and has lived on Morebath for 70 years.

These Hands’ is a celebration of the everyday, set to recordings of those who work the land, considering their history, as well as the craft and work that goes into the creation of movement.

Image © Tilly May

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 "The opening night was as mixed as any. Much the best piece was Crystal Zillwood’s solo Evolutio, a brief, gentle yet far-reaching exploration of the gradations and overlaps between human and animal life. Zillwood morphs from upright biped to stooped ape to loping quadruped, then reverses the sequence. Then she blurs that simple choreographic line with fragmentary phrases in which we catch images of curled foetuses, beetling creatures, froggy squats and tiptoeing dancers, tools, tails, guns. An idle scratch on the snout transmutes into self-conscious making-up at a mirror; a hammering fist becomes a conductor’s tempered arm. An undemonstrative but highly articulate performer, Zillwood manages to suggest an expansive vision within a miniature work."   Written By Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian)    Image © Tilly May
       
     

"The opening night was as mixed as any. Much the best piece was Crystal Zillwood’s solo Evolutio, a brief, gentle yet far-reaching exploration of the gradations and overlaps between human and animal life. Zillwood morphs from upright biped to stooped ape to loping quadruped, then reverses the sequence. Then she blurs that simple choreographic line with fragmentary phrases in which we catch images of curled foetuses, beetling creatures, froggy squats and tiptoeing dancers, tools, tails, guns. An idle scratch on the snout transmutes into self-conscious making-up at a mirror; a hammering fist becomes a conductor’s tempered arm. An undemonstrative but highly articulate performer, Zillwood manages to suggest an expansive vision within a miniature work."

Written By Sanjoy Roy (The Guardian)

Image © Tilly May

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 “One of my favourite dance works of last year, 'These Hands' by Crystal Zillwood Performed to a glorious vintage recording and recent interview, both featuring her nan who discusses her life on a working farm in Devon. It reminded me of the seemingly accidental but razor sharp virtuosity of Trisha Browns 'Watermotor' with with the distilled craft of a Burrows & Fargion work. Massive fan - book it already!”    Theo Clinkard, 2017    Image © Tilly May
       
     

“One of my favourite dance works of last year, 'These Hands' by Crystal Zillwood Performed to a glorious vintage recording and recent interview, both featuring her nan who discusses her life on a working farm in Devon. It reminded me of the seemingly accidental but razor sharp virtuosity of Trisha Browns 'Watermotor' with with the distilled craft of a Burrows & Fargion work. Massive fan - book it already!” 

Theo Clinkard, 2017

Image © Tilly May

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