Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Wintering. June 22nd. 2013

 A warm and cosy atmosphere...
 Delicious homemade food...
 The Homespun display.
 Feelin' cosy in the hall...are we still in the hall?
 The Wintering cast and crew...
 ...in Ravey!
Warm spicy, buttery rum cider was a big hit!
“In late 2010 I was blessed with the opportunity to voyage to the High Acrtic as part of The Arctic Circle Project.  Expecting to use the experience to solidify my political position on climate change and channel that into my artwork, I instead found myself overwhelmed by the immense beauty and fragility of this magnificent place.  The journey for me was not a political one, but an emotional one.  I acknowledged a great sadness in myself in this space.  It was this emotional landscape, very rarely spoken of, that I wanted to bring back and nurture in this work.  It is something beyond the political, beyond the facts, to something more primal, more real, and perhaps holding more potential for healing than we imagine”  Aimee Smith.

The making of Wintering
Check out this short interview with Aimee Smith about her trip to the Artic Circle and how it led to the creation of Wintering.

How to get the most out of the performance
Wintering is a performance that combine music, dance and visual imagery to evoke an Artic landscape and express the choreographers emotions about her experience.

It does not tell a story.  And you will enjoy the experience more if you let what you see and hear simply wash over you.

There is no right or wrong interpretation of what you see.  Like life, we all view things differently and how we interpret them depends on our past experiences.  The great thing about contemporary dance is that it gives you space to create your own interpretation.

Sometimes it takes time for a performance like this to have its full effect on us.  What you think as the curtain falls may change in the days after the performance.  It’s worth noticing.


  1. A huge thanks to the RRAC volunteers who worked hard to transform the hall into a warm and cosy shell to host Wintering.

  2. AnonymousJune 28, 2013

    A huge thanks to all these in Ravey that help make Wintering such an awesome night out and to those who made the effort to come and experience something new. We had an amazing time in Ravey with your immensely warm generosity and welcoming nature. Thanks! Aimee and the Wintering team.