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.
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!
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!