Cinderella: A Museum Adventure takes over IWM London

28 June 2018

On Saturday 23 June we held our final Cinderella: A Museum Adventure experience at Imperial War Museum London marking the end of our collaborative project with IWM.

Cinderella: A Museum Adventure at IWM London

Paul Smethurst (Resident Practitioner & Projects Manager, New Adventures) and Daisy May Kemp (Resident Artist) created a unique response piece to Matthew Bourne's Cinderella, inspired by stories from the museum and themes of family and conflict. The piece was performed throughout the day by an intergenerational company formed of Year 5 students from Vittoria Primary School in Islington, an Associate School of Sadler’s Wells, and adults from Silver Routes; part of Sadler’s Wells’ outreach programme for over 60s.

Pop-up performances took place in the Atrium under the planes and surrounded by artefacts at IWM London to hundreds of people. Alongside the performances there were drop-in talks with evacuees and dance workshops for all the family, led by New Adventures Dance Artist, Chloe Wilkinson. Over 1000 people joined us at the event in London, bringing our grand total of people who experienced Cinderella: A Museum Adventure to 2,298!

Thank you for this opportunity, your enthusiasm and encouragement is inspiring. Dance and performing has given me the space to do something for me, boosted my confidence and lifted my spirit.

IWM London Participant

Take a look at our gallery of action shots from the day below and watch this space as we're in the process of putting together a video about the event!

Find out more about the project and our two other events at IWM Duxford & North

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