Cscape ‘ TASTE’ – UK Tour 2015/16

Role: Dancer

Tea; how do you take yours? Milk no sugar? Milk in first? No milk at all? Builders, Earl Grey… Herbal? What’s behind or choices? What defines our identity? Do we really fall into social tribes and if so how far up the social ladder is our tribe? Can we climb higher?

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!

You can watch a short film of the development phase of TASTE over HERE, which will give you a flavour of what’s to come. This film is an insight into the two weeks in April 2015 that the Cscape team spent creating, exploring and having fun with ideas for the show, culminating in a small performance at the lovely Mount Pleasant Eco Park.

Forthcoming tour dates…

01 October
Tolmen Centre, Constantine
01326 341353
02 October
Barbican Theatre, Plymouth
01752 267131
03 October
Bodmin College
01726 879500
04 October
Grampound Village Hall
01726 883 874 / 01726 879500
07 October
Exeter Phoenix
01392 667080 / 01392 726363
09 October
Bridport Arts Centre
01308 424204
10 October
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
01297 442138
13 October
Helford Theatre, Truro College
01726 879500
14 October
The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington
01805 624624
15 October
Liskeard School
01579 340307
20 October
The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
01684 295074
22 October
Pavilion Dance South West
01202 203630
24 October
The Guildhall, St Ives
01726 879500
06 November
Melmerby Village Hall, Cumbria
01228 817590
07 November
Brough Village hall, Cumbria
01228 817590
10 November
Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton
01823 414141
11 November
Salisbury Arts Centre
01722 321744
14 November
Buckland Newton Village Hall, Dorset
01300 345455
15 November
Halstock Village Hall, Dorset
01935 891744
19 November
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
01743 281281
20 November
The Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster
07943 779880

Cornish company Cscape has earned a reputation for creating warm, witty and accessible dance theatre shows over the past twelve years, and TASTE, aimed at 12+ audiences, is no exception. In particular the company loves to tour to rural audiences who would rarely see work of this genre, offering people a chance to experience something inspirational that’s right on their doorstep – and right up their street.

Be sure to keep up to date with all things Cscape over on Facebook and Twitter, where you will find all the latest news about the show.


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 and The Tolmen Centre.

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.