Deep within a dense and overpopulated city centre, four characters find refuge in a long-forgotten backstreet named Cape Alley. Each night the group meet to create their own blissfully carefree world, turning Cape Alley into a gritty vaudeville that illuminates in a whirlwind of limbs, rhythmic rituals and playful sparring. The four begin to live on the fringe of delirium, as lines between reality and fantasy start to dissolve they find themselves in an illusory trap of their own making.
Created | 2015
Duration | 20 Minutes
Choreography | Sam Amos
Performance | Sam Amos, Alex Rowland, Lewis Wilkins, Hugh Stanier
Type | Outdoor
“Cape Alley showcases Sam Amos’s distinct creative voice and the talents of his exceptionally versatile dance company. Cape Alley is a mesmerising, innovative and highly entertaining new work.” – Marie McCluskey, Swindon Dance
Cape Alley has recently been presented at Bristol Harbour Festival, Vivacity, Greenbelt Festival, Agitart Festival, Pavilion Dance South West, SALT | Dance Republic 2, SummerDance | TripSpace Out There Festival, Nozstock and Greenwich World Cultural Festival.
Cape Alley was commissioned by Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival, Pavillion Dance South West & Vivacity. Supported by Arts Council England and developed through Breakin’ Conventions Back to the Lab at Sadlers Wells. Created through residencies at SwindonDance, Pavilion Dance South West, The Key Theatre and SeaChance Arts.