Drumming in the Hall of the Mountain
A piece by Stefan Jovanović & collaborators


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Drumming in the Hall of the Mountain invites you to consider what togetherness can be when we occupy space and time physically, fictionally, and fantastically with creatures and stories from other times and other places. Using methods of contemporary ritual-making together with archetypes and structures of ceremony, the work collides different realities together: old and new technologies, real and virtual worlds, art audiences with passers-by, present with future time.

On a planet from another time and space there lived a fictional humanity that failed to respond to their environmental crisis. Four supernatural mages intervene to save this planet from its death by ending humanity’s perception of time as linear. This new outdoor performance-work merges choreography, live-music, and installation-art to address one of the most pressing issues of our time, the death of our imagined future on this planet we call home.

The production is currently in its early stages of creation, set to premiere in the summer of 2022, and always welcoming new residency partnerships and future touring commissions. For more information, please get in touch with Stefan Jovanović. To see a recording of the virtual R&D sharing presented during the Dance4 Residency on May 12, 2021, please click here.

The project will feature as part of the Outdoor Dance Collection (June 3-4, 2021), as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2021. Registration to attend is free.

World Premiere scheduled for Summer 2022
75 minutes including procession

Artistic Direction: Stefan Jovanović

Artistic Collaborators & Cast
Performers: Maëva Berthelot, Shannon Stewart, Ophelia Young & Katye Coe

Live Instrumental/Vocals: TBA

Set Design: Jack Hardy
Costume Design: Curtis Oland
Dramaturgy: Eva Martinez
DAS Arts Facilitation: Frank Bock
Photography: Camilla Greenwell

For the Dance4
Artistic Director: Paul Russ
Project Producer: Becky Aram

Assistant Producer: Jessica Ashley


Artistic Collaborators & Cast

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Featuring original music by Carlos Simon, Elayna Boynton, Grupa Iskon, Rosalia & Para One + Arthur Simonini.

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