You are invited to experience the everyday choreography of everyday people on the streets of the city. Via your smartphone a collection of voices guide you through often-overlooked locations, commentating on and embellishing the events taking place before your eyes. In the Hum there are no performers and no stage just real life framed as unusual and surprising performance.
Download the app, plug in a pair of headphones, and follow the trail.
About The Hum
Audiences can experience The Hum by downloading the free app, plugging in headphones and following an urban walk.
Forming a series of acute observations on how we live and interact with the urban environment, The Hum incorporates text from four diverse artists including international dance artist Wendy Houston, dance writer for The Times Donald Hutera, Maria Oshodi director of Extant Theatre Company of visually impaired people and live artist Pete Phillips. These writers explore the subtle qualities of observed and experienced movement to create their own idiosyncratic narratives ranging from the poetic and humorous through to the ironic and subversive.
About Flexer & Sandiland
Directed by award-winning choreographer Yael Flexer and installation artist Nic Sandiland, Flexer & Sandiland creates live and digital installation work (for theatres, galleries, screens and large outdoor spaces). Yael and Nic’s work centres on the generating of a sense of intimacy in live performance and digital installation, in a way which acknowledges the physicality and presence of the viewer. Works offer acute observations on the everyday and the mundane using pedestrian movement and gesture as well as working with dancers and non-dancers as performers within digital works.
Creation / Production credits
Writers: Wendy Houston, Donald Hutera, Pete Phillips & Maria Oshodi
Readers: Amy Lyster, Donald Hutera, Pete Phillips, Caroline Hume, Alonna Flexer & Robert Kingsley
Music: James Keane
Coder: Dab Apps
Direction, Design & Concept: Nic Sandiland
Producers: Yael Flexer & Lou Rogers
Funding, commissioning and partner credits
Commissioned by Brighton Festival
Supported by Without Walls, Hat Fair and Stockton International Riverside Festival.
Supported by Arts Council England & South East Dance