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(Re)Make dance film by Sara Wookey opens at new cultural destination in the Lake District

Opening to the public on the 23 March at Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam & Stories is a new collaboration between dance artist Sara Wookey and filmmaker Camilla Robinson.
RE(Make) at Windermere Jetty (Credit Roswitha Chesher)

(Re)Make is a new dance film by Sara Wookey in collaboration with Camilla Robinson and features four experienced female dance artists.

It is hosted by Lakeland Arts to celebrate the opening of Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam & Stories. It explores themes of making, un-making and re-making and within a unique spatial setting. (Re)Make sets out to stretch our expectations of architecture, dance, film and the museum.

Created and filmed in the summer of 2018 this multi-channel dance film captures a special moment in time during the development of the Windermere Jetty when it was still under construction. Here improvised movements are punctuated by gestures from nostalgic choreography and remaking the iconic fantasy and escapism of a Hollywood musical.

The viewer is invited to remake the work by the physical and visual experience of viewing the film across the three screens, the act of seeing becoming a choreographic experience in and of itself.

Sara Wookey says about the project, ‘Having worked with Camilla Robinson as part of the Experience and Value of Live Art Project at Tate Modern in 2014 I knew I wanted to invite her to collaborate with me on this new project. We are both interested in approaches to making and in discovering ways of working across diverse fields of practice. For (Re)Make Camilla is revisiting older technologies from her early days as a filmmaker, including shooting on VHS tape. I am revisiting former choreographic strategies and dance works.’

Wookey chose to work with and all-female cast of four highly-skilled London-based dance artists who are actively making and performing work beyond the somewhat limited and expected age in dance; Henrietta Hale, Lauren Potter, Rahel Vonmoos, Sara Wookey and with Creative Producer Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts to create this work.

The Lake District’s new Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories opens its doors to the public on 23 March following a £20million development by Lakeland Arts working with award-winning architects Carmody Groarke. One of the first contemporary architectural designs on Windermere in over 50 years, it features a cluster of seven copper clad buildings framing the lake. Home to an international significant collection the museum will open with five themed displays: Just Visiting, Life of Luxury, War & Innovation, Spirit of Adventure and Speed. Each will tell unique stories of the people whose lives are linked to the collection, such as steel magnate Henry Schneider who used his yacht TSSY Esperance (1869), to commute to work. These stories will tell visitors about the craft and history of boat building on Windermere and the fascinating and eventful personal stories behind the collection.

(Re)Make will be presented at the Windermere Jetty Museum from 23 March to September 2019. For further information please visit www.windermerejetty.org and www.sarawookey.com

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