Legs on the Wall
The Voyage - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
The Nelson Meers Foundation is delighted to support Legs On The Wall to present The Voyage at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The Voyage is a spectacular outdoor performance with UK based Motionhouse Dance Theatre involving six performers from Legs, twelve from Motionhouse, a choir of 40, an all women brass band and 140 community performers. It is co-directed by Legs On The Wall’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan and Motionhouse’s Kevin Finnan. Taking place in Victoria Square, Birmingham, The Voyage will be one of the opening events for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad and will be performed on four consecutive nights from 21 – 24 June.
Beginning with the construction of an enormous ship in the centre of Birmingham, The Voyage is a story that explores the courage and imagination that prompts us to embark on journeys in pursuit of our dreams. The production turns the city centre into a massive set in which the audience become vital players in the action. The Voyage celebrates what distinguishes and unites us, by telling the story of a group of people that face the challenges of crossing oceans in search of a new life. As participants in this adventure, the audience are central to this odyssey in which the old ways and the fearful are left behind in search of the new and the hopeful.
Why did we fund this project? We were particularly inspired by the opportunity to showcase a talented Australian organisation in a collaborative international project.