In 2022 New Adventures was delighted to bring High Tide by Daisy May Kemp and Ding Dong by Sophia Hurdley, both New Adventures Dance Artists, to local neighbourhoods in South East England. In true company style, the pieces are lively, characterful and full of happiness.
Doorstep Duets was originally created in 2021 by New Adventures and Farnham Maltings as a response to social isolation. People can enjoy free world-class performances in their local neighbourhood, on their street, in local parks and through community-based organisations. The aim of the project is to share joy, escapism and make dance more accessible to all. For 2022, New Adventures and house worked with a number of venues and arts organisations across the Southeast of England, to bring the pieces to their local community.
Free public performances of Ding Dong and High Tide ran from July to September 2022.
On the tour of the Southeast in Summer 2022, Doorstep Duets visited: Farnham Maltings, Merstham, Redhill, Staines, Woking, Brighton, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Dover, Margate, Canterbury, Margate Pride, Ashford, Wildwood, Faversham, Gravesend, Southwark, Colchester, Tendring, Watford, Hemel Hampstead, Bedford, Canary Wharf & Guy and St Thomas Hospital.
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About High Tide by Daisy May Kemp (duration: 20 mins)
High Tide invites you to come to the water’s edge to follow five people’s journeys as they navigate life’s choppy waters. If someone is all at sea we help them back on board, adjust the sails and continue together. No person is an island.
About Ding Dong by Sophia Hurdley (duration: 10 mins)
A story of an unlikely friendship between two detached individuals during unprecedented times in this touching duet.
We would like to let our audiences know that In light of the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September, the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival have taken the decision to cancel all Dancing City performances (Sat 10 & Sun 11 Sep), including our final planned performances of Doorstep Duets.
New Adventures supports this joint decision between the Festival and its partners and we are sorry for any disappointment caused. The planned presentation of more reflective performances will still take place at the Festival this weekend. Please find out more and see the full statement here: festival.org/gdif-2022.
We'd like to send our condolences to the Royal Family and all those affected by Her Majesty’s passing. We'd also like to say a huge thank you to all our audiences who came out to support Doorstep Duets on Tour over the summer 2022.
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We are working with a number of venues and arts organisations across the Southeast of England, to bring the pieces to local communities, including: Farnham Maltings; Surrey County Council; Dance Woking; The Old Market, Brighton and Hove; Sussex Dance Network; Margate Pride; Gulbenkian, Canterbury; The Alex, Gravesham Borough Council, Faversham; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Dance Network Association; Watford Borough Council; Dacorum Community Dance; BEEE Creative and Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF).
Thank you to our Partners and Funders.
Arts Council England
Sussex Dance Network
Sussex Dance Network are a not-for-profit organisation supporting artists and communities in Sussex. Through creative and cultural partnerships, they are committed to driving the creation of high quality, accessible, and meaningful new work, and leaving a positive, lasting impact on local communities.