Projects 2017

The Birth and Death of Feathered Things








Birds of paradise              

sing at brief intervals,

yet, as time would destine

this to be, vanish into the depths of massy

green, into the depths of some dark ocean.

Sometimes a lonely

bird whistles…


Russell Soaba, Naked Thoughts; Poems and Illustrations, 1978


This work in progress explores stories about hope, gathered for the telling in a 60min contemporary dance theatre performance. 

Music: Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la fin du Temps) composed in 1941 by Olivier Messiaen, while interned in the prisoner-of-war camp, Stalag VIIIA, Silesia.  Read the background story to the creation of this remarkable music in Eric Friesen’s article A Tangle of Rainbows, The Quartet for the End of Time, here.

Choreography: Lucinda Coleman in collaboration with Remnant Dancers

Bookings: should you be interested for this dance work to be performed in your region, please contact Ellen Avery via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two birds

Time Birds by Amanda Humphries, 2010 [oil on canvas]