Two immersive and unique parallel two-day workshops bring movement and voice together to facilitate an experimental creative response to the ancient site of The Hurlers stone circles high on Bodmin Moor, through guided tasks and improvisations led by practitioners Lois Taylor and Gerry Hillman.
With an introduction to the site’s history and astrological alignments by Brian Sheen from Roseland Observatory, the two groups will find new inspirations and responses, and sonic and choreographic connections, working sometimes indoors and sometimes on site at The Hurlers to create a shared score inspired by the site and by each other. Research into The Hurlers stone circle on Bodmin Moor suggests the stones align with the positions and movements of the sun and stars. Our immersive weekend takes place around the Autumnal Equinox, when special alignments with the rising sun make it the perfect place to consider our current and historic relationship with the stars and planets.
A two-day set of artist film workshops also takes place on Friday Sept 22 and Saturday Sept 23 at the site with Robert Schiller of the Handmade Film Institute.
Check out www.mayescreative.com for full information and to book DARK SKIES: BRIGHT STARS is a Mayes Creative project, bringing together heritage partners and creative practitioners to explore the exciting history of astronomy in Cornwall. All workshops and events are kindly subsidised by The Heritage Lottery Fund & FEAST