‘Crawdaddy’ is an aerial dance piece choreographed by Charles Linehan for three veteran performers, who tumble, spin and glide through a bespoke wood, perspex and metal aerial rig and where the tensile strain of their connecting ropes exposes their vulnerability, mutual support, friendship and trust as they navigate the nature of human relationships, both literally & metaphorically.
Played live, Scott Smith’s taut steel guitar strings and harmonica release raucous blues and swampy atmospheric loops for the piece’s imagined setting of backyard Americana.
Premiering in August 2023, ‘Crawdaddy’ is a reworking and re-imagining of a previous duet originally created in 2008 as part of our full length touring production ‘Shift’
“ A great performance from all three performers, particularly their delicate and fluid quality pitted against the strength required to perform that choreography.” Victor Fung, Artistic Director, Pavilion Dance South West
The Creative Team
Performers Lindsey Butcher, Lee Clayden, Scott Smith
Choreographer Charles Linehan
Composer Scott Smith
Set design Mish Weaver
Costumes Holly Murray