Still Touch

Questioning the relationship between three dancers and three life-size human sculptures, Still Touch is Richard Chappell Dance's collaboration with internationally renowned sculptor Anna Gillespie. Still Touch emotes the personal and human need for touch to be reciprocated by a living and moving person. Created initially for Royal Opera House’s Open Up Festival, the work explores the sensitive dynamic of touch between performers who are alive in perpetual motion, and individual sculptures of people fixed in time and constant stillness. As RCD’s first interdisciplinary creation, Still Touch dives into the combination of what people can express in motion and what sculpture expresses through image. RCD thanks the dancers and artistic team for their creative contributions to the choreography of the work. 

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The research for Still Touch has been funded by Arts Council England and The Linbury Trust and co-commissioned by Dancing' Oxford and Pegasus Theatre and for the Royal Opera House's Month of Sundays Festival. The works creation has been supported by Dance City, Swindon Dance, DanceEast, Exeter Phoenix and Dance in Devon. 

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Photography: Jack Thomson