Nativity is a full-body collision with the enduring power of the myth and magic of the Virgin Mary. Dance Artist Rachel Dean uses movement, song and things that sparkle to create an irreverent and at times surprisingly devotional solo performance. This dance film of Nativity was created with Lucy Barker in 2014 whilst Rachel was pregnant and is available for screenings.
“So inspiring we ran outside afterwards to make snow angels!” Audience Feedback
Nativity was created at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford as part of the Open Space programme. It has been performed at Theatre in the Mill, Seven Arts, The Riley Theatre at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and St Marys Stockport. Nativity was first created in 2010. Rachel was delighted to perform it again in 2013 halfway through her first pregnancy.
Supported by Dance Initiative Greater Manchester (DiGM), Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Contact Theatre, Yorkshire Dance and Theatre in the Mill as part of the Open Space programme.