the walk dance drama (2015)

A journey through the elements

In summer 2015, five of Dartmoor’s young emerging artists (three dancers and two musicians) worked in collaboration with professional performers to create ‘The Walk Dance Drama’. Inspired by a moorland poem called ‘The Walk’, this new dance, music and drama piece described a dream journey across Dartmoor through storms, blizzards, fires and raging torrents, crossing tors, cleaves and quarry pools, orchards and ruined houses. It explored how our moorland landscape, including its changing light, weather and terrain, can affect our innermost feelings.

 The Walk Dance Drama formed part MED Theatre’s wider performance project ‘The Walk’, which was supported by a grant from Arts Council England

audience feedback

‘Incredible. The way it was laid out. Music in the background complemented the production beautifully. Would love to see something like this again!’

‘Remarkable dancing, haunting music.’

‘Evocative and beautiful. I felt very dreamy and altered after the event. It felt connected to the magic of the land here.’

‘A very thought-provoking production. It explored our relationship to the landscape of Dartmoor. It particularly emphasised the fact of solitude: Those moments when we are entirely alone with ourself and the enrironment of the moor. It provokes one to dig deep and connect with our inner self. Very powerful.’