ABOUT THE PROJECT
how the idea for the project come about and how it grew into Physical Postcards
Lois Taylor was prompted to consider ideas for a coast path project when DR2 was inviting proposals for the SALT Festival. She became excited by the idea of sending a message from the coast as it offers many people a place to pause and reflect. She was grateful to DR2 for funding to further explore the prospect of developing an online gallery based on her ideas.
Since then she has collaborated with Sarah Fairhall and Gemma Kempthorne and together they have developed the Physical Postcards concept of danced messages, shaped by time and space, posted from the body in the landscape and captured on film. These three dancers are all based in north and east Cornwall and wanted to bring their different skills and experiences together for a first time collaboration to celebrate the fascinating and beautiful landscape in which they live and work.
They teamed up with three venues local to the area - Sterts Theatre, RoseHip Barn and Hay Studio who offered their space for the creative development of ideas and public sharing opportunities. The dancers were then successful in applying to Arts Council England and FEAST for funding to support the project’s development and a schools and community engagement programme to run alongside it.
Thanks go to all those individuals and organisations that have helped us along the way to make this project happen. Special thanks go to…