Museum galleries spring to life

Lifestyle / Wed 18th May 2016 pm31 02:47pm

on the move

By Eric White

MUSEUM galleries sprang to life in an enchanting dance exploration called On the Move. Dancers performed to over 200 visitors at Epping Forest District Museum on 30 April.


Students from the Waltham Abbey-based DNA Studios performed dance interpretations by Choreographer in Residence, Elysia Tebb.

Dances were inspired by the themes in the temporary exhibitions gallery, On the Move.

The group performed this piece before dispersing around the museum where they performed their own individual pieces, offering a new and slightly different take on the interpretation of the galleries displays.

Reopening celebration

The performances were a celebration of Epping Forest District Museum’s reopening after it’s Heritage Lottery Funded refurbishment and expansion.

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Innovative performance

Speaking about the project, Epping Forest District Council’s Dance Engagement Officer Vanessa Gayton said: “The On The Move Dance project finds both the Museum and DNA Performing Arts students experiencing a totally unique way of representation and performance.

“This is an immersive experience for the young people involved as they interpret the history of the collections, working in unconventional settings and interacting closely with their audience.”

“The week-long residency has challenged their imaginations, spatial awareness, self-confidence and fitness levels, building towards what will, no doubt, be an innovative performance for our visitors to enjoy.”

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For more information visit www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/news/2016/05/museum-galleries-spring-to-life

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