IF: Fest show will be treemendous

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Participants are being sought to take part in a spectacular outdoor performance as part of this summer’s highly anticipated IF Festival.

Award-winning choreographer Rosemary Lee has taken inspiration from the Cathedral of Trees in Newlands to create Under the Vaulted Sky – large scale intergenerational performances which will take place in July.

“I hope to engender a sense of mystery, magic and ritual, present in the ancient stone cathedral that inspired this young green equivalent, to energise and heighten its peaceful stillness,” Rosemary explained.

The Cathedral was planted more than 40 years ago on the exact footprint of Norwich Cathedral by landscape architect Neil Higson.

A specially-composed soundscape has been commissioned from award-winning composer Terry Mann and will further enhance the atmospheric work.

Rosemary is now seeking 100 people of all ages, from nine to 70+, to sign up for workshops and rehearsals, starting in March.

“I am looking for people who love to dance and explore movement, and who would relish the chance to perform in close proximity to the audience as well as for the camera in the film,” Rosemary added.

Some experience of dance, movement of performing in public would be useful, but not essential.

Visit www.ifmiltonkeynes.org for application forms. For more details email vaultedsky@artsadmin.co.uk or call 07922 337642.