We hope you’ve had (and are still having!) the most wonderful summer. For us at Carn to Cove, the last couple of months have flown by in a blur of sunshine and show bookings and we can’t quite believe that our Autumn Season kicks off in just three weeks time. Our programme is quite literally bursting at the seams with more than seventy spectacular performances taking place all over Cornwall between September and March.
This season we have a really diverse range of material, as well as some groundbreaking new dance shows, hilarious and thoughtful pieces of theatre and music guaranteed to get you on your feet, we have some unusual international companies coming to the UK for the very first time. One of those is The Big Bang Gang, a trio of two Swedish storytellers and a musician who will be performing Sarajevo Big Bang, a thrilling show which reveals the modern history of Europe. PADI DAPI Fish, a dance company from Lithuania, will also be bringing their children’s dance show, White Lullaby, to venues in Cornwall.
On that international note, Carn to Cove has been successful in receiving some Creative Europe support to host visits to Cornwall by arts organisations from Lithuania, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Norway to learn more about the rural touring model.
Anyhow, here are three season highlights that you’ll want to pop in your diaries (and book tickets for) as soon as possible…
Our Autumn Season begins with an evening of red hot rhythms from Son Yambu. They play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba. With their irresistible sounds, they provide a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience – we challenge you not to dance! The band are offering a Cuban Son / Salsa dance workshop prior to the show which you can book here.
Monday 20th October @ 7pm, Mylor Theatre, Truro College
This October theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with this funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground-breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies. Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule containing methylenedioxymethamphetamine with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress…. Get ready to be tickled, moved and appalled in equal measure, you’ll have never seen anything quite like it!
Sunday 4th November @ 7pm, Mounts Bay Academy (in association with The Centre, Newlyn)
We’re ridiculously excited for this one-off dance performance from Tom Dale Dance in November. Set in a white, digitally animated environment, I Infinite is inspired by the digital world’s quest to re-create life. Part dance, part video installation, it explores the boundaries between the artificial and the real, the digital and organic worlds. Audience members, free to roam the space as they please, are invited to stand close to the dancer or just sit, transfixed, to watch the refined movement so often missed in more traditional theatre spaces. This immersive dance experience is a MUST-SEE for anyone who likes powerful contemporary dance (or an exciting and interesting evening out!).