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Past and Future by Eliot Smith Dance

Special event

Sat 29th June, Woodhorn Museum

2pm - 3.15pm £15 (£13 concessions)

Experience three distinct and captivating dance works that are filled with passion and commitment.

Eliot Smith Dance (ESD) returns to Woodhorn Museum and embraces the past and future with the premiere of Paul Taylor’s ‘DUET’ from 1964, alongside Eliot Smith’s latest work – ‘HUMAN’ and an excerpt from ‘PITMAN’

To acknowledge 90 years of the Ashington Group (Pitmen Painters), this performance will feature a short excerpt from Eliot Smith‘s PITMAN originally created in 2016, performed brilliantly by Rowan Parker.

Celebrating 60 years since its first performance by Paul Taylor Dance Company, DUET joins the ESD repertoire. Set to the music of Franz Josef Haydn, it is a testament to the simplicity and clarity of Taylor’s craft. Brief and beautifully shaped, it portrays a love, perhaps not new, but rather tried and true, perfectly executed by two ESD dancers, Rowan Parker and Yamit Salazar.

HUMAN, performed by the Performing Artist of the Year finalist (North East Culture Awards 2023) Yamit Salazar, the work comprises cutting edge contemporary and commercial dancing, exploring the joys, sorrows, idiocies and the brilliance of anything human, set to powerful music by ESD’s composer in residence Adam Johnson.

Expect ESD dancers to dazzle you with technical brilliance and sublime energy.

“An impressive and captivating performance” Graham Watts, tanz
“Human has a triumph-over-the-odds backstory worthy of an opener” Cultured North East
“One of the greatest performances I’ve seen for a very long time” Audience Response

Image: Paul Taylor’s DUET | Dancers Rowan Parker and Yamit Salazar | Photographer Fabrice Herault

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Museum Address

Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

Opening Times

  • Monday 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm