‘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