We step outside and start to dance is a new immersive audio experience written by award-winning North East playwright Alison Carr (The Last Quiz Night on Earth, UK Tour; Iris, Live Theatre).
We step outside and start to dance is inspired by an outbreak of uncontrollable dancing recorded in the 1500s when a woman did, indeed, step outside and start to dance. And kept dancing. Within a month, four hundred people had joined her.
Why did this happen? Experts have put it down to mass hysteria brought on by extreme stress and hardships. Which surely begs the question – if ever there was a time to start dancing, isn’t it now?
You are invited to download the piece, press play and start to dance (not for a month, don't worry!). Alongside the audio experience, there is also a BSL interpreted and captioned film which you can find at www.westarttodance.com.
Any dancing is welcome, from brilliant to terrible, it’s just about taking part!
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Sarah Lewis Obuba
Written by Alison Carr
Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
Produced by Emma Biggins
Production Manager and Sound Designer Craig Spence
BSL Interpreter Caroline Ryan
Film maker Merlin Mee
With special thanks to Live Theatre and Arts Council England