Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the creative and cultural support organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Autumn 2019 dance season

This autumn we are starting off our brand new season on 24th September  with a stunning dance piece from Nikki and JD, who will be performing their internationally acclaimed circus dance work Knot in the St Ives Guildhall as part of the September Festival programme. The show was created in collaboration with Ben Duke of Lost Dog Dance, and it tells the story of a very modern love affair with delicate sensitivity, breath-taking acrobatics and heart wrenching dance. Nikki and JD will also be holding a workshop the following day at the Island Centre. Full details, including information about a ticket deal for the show and workshop are here.

Also in September (as well as October and November!) we’re really excited to see Stairs – Cheap Date Dances brand new show which has been specially designed with rural touring in mind . The show has a unique structure which allows each different event to be made up of different stories, taking inspiration from sources such as the poetry of Luke Wright, or the stories of AA Milne – so no show will be the same! All the details of the different performances can by found by clicking here.

No Carn to Cove dance season would be complete without a visit from the Norwegian company Panta Rei Danseteater! This season the company will give

a professional seminar at AMATA in Penryn on 10th October facilitated by Lois Taylor (more details to follow soon), followed by a performance in a private home in Portreath on 17th October – spaces are limited here, so book early!

Actor, theatre director and award-winning choreograhpher Shane Shambhu brings his Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer show to Calstock Arts on 1st November. He will reveal his secret life as a ‘fat kid’ who became an international performer in a bedazzling mix of comedy, theatre and dance – and afterwards will share some delicious Indian snacks at the post show Q&A.

Our final two companies are both performing on 9th November – so you’ll have to choose which to go to! The Tolmen Centre host a performance double bill from Swedhish/Canadian hip hop duo, Tentacle Tribe. Emmanuelle and Elon create conceptual hip-hop with a contemporary twist, and are coming to the South West for a regional tour to perform Origami Mami – with a trio of break dancers, and Nobody Likes a Pixelated Squid, a duet which has toured in 80 cities around the world.

Finally, twin sisters Alleyne Dance perform in Newlyn. A Nights Game is a duet performed by Kristina and Sade, which is inspired by real events, including stories of escaping the world famous Alcatraz prison, and reflects the turmoil of human emotion when faced with the prospect of incarceration.


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