Venue: TASTE toured across the UK to 39 venues in Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016
A delicious romp of a show inspired by the tapestries of Grayson Perry, and relishing in our national obsessions with social class and the cultural extremities of food, fashion and style.
Blending theatre, dance, writing and music and brought to you by choreographers Sally Knight (Cscape) and Neil Paris (Smith Dance/Fabulous Beast) with writing by Murray Lachlan Young (BBC Radio), TASTE explores what defines our identity and ponders the intricacies behind our choices. A dance show with a difference that’s as refreshing as a nice cup of tea!
TASTE / Cscape
Performed and devised by: Tom Jackson Greaves, Jessamin Landamore, Sioda Martin – with additional performances by Chris Bradley
Choreography: Sally Knight (Cscape) and Neil Paris (SMITH dancetheatre / Fabulous Beast)
Original Music: Nathaniel Reed (Panta Rei)
Writing: Murray Lachlan Young (BBC Radio 4 / Resident Poet, BBC6 Music)
Associate Director: Simon Harvey (o-region / Kneehigh)
Rehearsal Director: Simon Birch (Simon Birch Dance / Dance Republic 2)
Designer: Fiona Chivers
Lighting Designer: Martin Fenton
TASTE is proud to be supported by Arts Council England, FEAST, Cornwall Council, Pavilion Dance South West, Hall for Cornwall, Falmouth University, Dance Republic 2, The Tolmen Centre and Kernow Chocolate.
TASTE is also part of “Shift and Share”: a Pavilion Dance South West Strategic Touring Funded Project. Shift and Share is a collaboration with partner venues in the South West committed to bringing dance to more audiences and is supported by Arts Council England.
“It’s an insightful, highly amusing, biting and, at times, upsetting satire on class and taste… If there was ever a Cornish production which deserves to follow forebears such as Kneehigh on to the national stage, it’s this one.”
Lee Trewhela, West Briton, October 5th 2015