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Paul Granjon

Sail Bridge Music Action
Sail Bridge, River Tawe / National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road
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Paul Granjon has chosen to work with Swansea’s Sail Bridge, a landmark structure that connects the east and west sides of the city. Granjon has collaborated with a local choreographer, Douglas Comley, and a 20-strong company of dancers to create a percussive choreography for the bridge, the dancer’s motions and rhythms ‘playing’ the bridge as if it were a percussive musical instrument.
The various surfaces of the bridge are activated by the dancers equipped with modified rubber mallets and wearing shoes fitted with steel plates. Their choreographed motions explore the acoustic quality of the largely metallic structure, creating a spatial sound-scape that reveals the musicality of the bridge.

The performance is the opening event for Locws International and filmed documentation can be seen within the Locws Information Hub at the National Waterfront Museum.

2 Comments

  1. Did the dance event take place on the 18th – can’t find any report of its having happened on the net.

  2. Paul Granjon’s performance took place on Saturday 18th April and was a great success! A film of the event is available to see at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea and will be posted shortly onto this site. There is also a short clip on the South Wales Evening Post website visit: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/video.html?id=43061