Venue: Trebah Gardens and National Trust Cotehele
The Venus Flower
Tales of journeys, chillies and homecomings…
A hundred dancers, exotic blooms and secrets in the foliage, cooking and art, round the world in an evening, a museum of the unexpected and heart stopping music.
In 2010 Cscape created Global Gardens as part of the Cultural Olympiad with Trebah Garden – a sub-tropical garden hidden in the depths of Cornwall that winds down a valley to the sea. This was a project that encompassed a large scale community and education project with school and community groups, and the ‘main event’ of the project was an evening show called ‘The Venus Flower’.
Inspired by the stories held within the gardens of the Victorian Plant hunters Thomas and William Lobb, who had traveled throughout the world and brought seeds back to Trebah, the work encompassed a cast of Professional dancers who were joined by the 100 company, a collection of non-professional dancers from across Cornwall. The show was a visual feast which captivated audiences.
Initially performed for just 3 nights, we then re-imagined the project again with Trebah and DR2 in 2013 and also took the work to National Trust Cotehele, another spectacular setting with beautiful gardens, wild valleys and a quay on the banks of an estuary in East cornwall.
Cscape / The Venus Flower / Salt Festival of Lanscape and Dance
It's a walk
Suitable for all ages, but it is a walk, so bring sensible shoes, dress for the weather, be prepared to have a lovely time. Drinks and light refreshments available after the show at Cotehele / Bring and enjoy a picnic on the beach at Trebah.