dancework

sound of the stream

dancework for students of Dance School of Scotland for the 25th anniversary performance "25 Alive"
choreography: Sue Hawksley
music: Jon Hassell
Performances at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, 2008.

Inspired by the work of Scottish walking artist, Hamish Fulton, drawing on the text of the piece:
SEVEN DAYS WALKING AND SEVEN NIGHTS CAMPING IN A WOOD SCOTLAND MARCH 1985

grey sky
light snowfall
two deer run between the snow rounded anthills and stop run uphill into the trees stop run disappear
fresh deer tracks
rounded snow at the very edge of the stream
fallen dead trees across the stream
snaking course of the stream
snow covered anthills and bushes
snow covered sand
dry grey riverbed rocks
arching reeds on flat ground
snow covered twisting pine tree on the slope
snow smoothed deer path
sudden disturbed capercaillie flying low through the trees
snow smoothed deer path crossed by deer tracks filling with snow
branches bending with the weight of snow
sound of the small stream
HAMISH FULTON 1985