Traces Through Time is a powerful new stage production created by Fallen Angels Dance Theatre in collaboration with the world’s first recovery orchestra, New Note Orchestra.
Fusing dance, live music and spoken word, Traces Through Time is a deeply moving exploration of complex journeys of recovery, from mental health adversity to life-altering transformation.
Devised by the FADT’s Artistic Director and former Birmingham Royal Ballet Soloist Paul Bayes Kitcher alongside the dancers and musicians in recovery, the performers bring their life experiences and stories to the stage. With musical direction by Conall Gleeson and spoken word by Louise Wallwein, Traces Through Time will premiere this November at Storyhouse Chester and the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.
Funded by Arts Council England and Garfield Weston Foundation with support from Storyhouse and Royal Opera House.
Book tickets | 1 November at Storyhouse, Chester
Book tickets | 4 November at Royal Opera House, London – SOLD OUT
Book tickets | 5 November Insights event at Royal Opera House, London
If you are unable to attend the Insight in London, you can watch the live stream on YouTube
Traces through Time includes references to trauma, mental health challenges, addiction, and domestic violence.
Discover more about the creation of Traces Through Time
FADT Artistic Director, Paul Bayes Kitcher talks about the creation of Traces Through Time
FADT producer Claire talks about the early stages of creation.
New Note Orchestra’s founder Molly introduces our collaboration.
Dancer Jo talks about releasing trauma through movement.
Musicians Sean and Alex from New Note Orchestra talk about what it’s like to work with dancers.
Colette, dancer with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre talks about performing and collaborating with New Note Orchestra.
Adele from New Note Orchestra demonstrates how playing the hand bells can be just like a choreographed performance.
You can read through this guide before the performance so you know what to expect and/or follow along with the performance. There are hard copies (subject to availability) of the visual story available at the performances.
A downloadable resource with production insights, information and creative ideas for students, teachers and anyone interested in delving deeper into this remarkable show.
Arts Council England, Foyle Foundation, Garfield Weston, Martin Geddes Trust