Under Big Skies

Friday 4th June 2021

Under Big Skies

A site specific music and dance piece; meditating on, and responding to, the landscape of the estuary and the movement of tides. The piece is also a manifestation of the desire to dance again with friends, an act of gratitude for open space to move freely in, and a hopeful gesture for the future. The music that the dancers move to will be streamed via online radio, meaning audience members can be apart in the landscape and tune in (via mobile phone data or a file previously downloaded for free) to listen on headphones while watching the dancing figures in the distance.

About the artist
Louise O’Connor is an artist, writer and performer. Inspired by nature, myth and history, she makes intricate musical compositions using electronic instruments and voice, and performances which weave this music into narrative and dance. As well as her own musical pieces and performances, Louise regularly collaborates with other artists to bring their visions to life, as a choreographer or performer. Louise is currently working on a collection of short stories, her own solo musical project and Creeping Hot Hands; a collaborative improvised music project with artist Andrew Kerr. She is also a member of punk choral group Jenny Moore's Mystic Business.


Friday 4th June 2021


Southmere Park, Hartslock Drive, Thamesmead, London



Nearest station is Abbey Wood
Buses : 177, 229, 401, 244, B11

Previous Trail of the Blue Porcupine – towards the Watery (H)edges of Gravesend
Estuary Stories

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