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Event – Under My Skin 17th May 2017 Ferens Art Gallery

Rebecca 17th May 2017 Event - online poster

‘Under My Skin’
a response to Ron Mueck’s “Spooning Couple” sculpture

Rebecca 17th May 2017 Event

What: Premier Live Orchestral and Dance Performance

When: Wednesday 17th May 2017, 2pm-4pm

Where: Ferens Art Gallery, Gallery 11, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA, England

Admission: Free

NOTE: Tickets are not required and you can turn up on the day. Ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment as space is limited.

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As well as being the current reigning Royal UK Miss 2016/17, Rebecca Lancashire has a number of other skills and passions as you will see from this event.

This event showcases a combination of two of her skills in dance and music composition based on the increase in research interest in multidisciplinary performance and it’s proven benefits.

You may have heard about the current ‘Skin’ exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery as part of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. If you haven’t heard about it then you must have seen the international news coverage of Spencer Tunick’s ‘Sea of Hull’ that is part of this same ‘Skin’ exhibition.

The “Under My Skin” composition by Rebecca Lancashire and performances by Becky Crisp and Bradley Groizard is based on the sculpture ‘Spooning Couple’ by artist Ron Mueck currently on exhibition within the Ferens Art Gallery.

Spooning Couple 2005 by Ron Mueck born 1958

source: Tate gallery website

What it’s about – in Rebecca’s own words

As an ex-dancer, I was keen to utilise my knowledge in this field to bring the visual (both static and moving) into the audio realm and help bring Ron Mueck’s sculpture to life.

As a composer with a keen interest in stage and screen, I was keen to employ ballet composition techniques to help create a unique orchestral work in response to Mueck’s sculpture, the story of which is likely to resonate within us all on some level.

Putting this event together has taken over 12 weeks planning, working closely with two fantastic dancers and 20 university of Hull musicians and although we are unable to use the gallery space where the “Spooning Couple” is exhibited, the gallery have been kind enough to offer a space in Gallery 11.

It is amazing to showcase the talent from Hull and surrounding areas for the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.

Becky Anne and Bradley Groizard, who I am delighted to have the chance to work with are both incredibly talented local individuals and they bring this haunting sculpture to life. Portraying the fragility and changeability of intimate human relationships.

dancers and orchestra

I believe the work holds a lot of potential and will truly capture the attention of the public.

The orchestra make an absolutely phenomenal sound and so much hard-work has gone into producing this work, with many people already talking about the event on social media and wanting to come along to support their friends and family who are performing.

Becky has a number of dance schools across Hull and East Yorkshire (bex.crisp on Facebook) and the same children from these dance schools will be coming along to show their support for the event.

We will be there too so please make sure you come along to support this amazing event and the local talent that will be on show.

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