Created by dance companies Corali and Impermanence, with designer Pam Tait and musician Andy Balcon, ‘Park Wanderings’ is a poetic response to Southwark Park and Alec Finlay’s permanent nest box trail, ‘Questions and Answers, (after Paul Celan)’, commissioned by Southwark Park Galleries in 2018. Corali dancer Bethan Kendrick developed movement material that captures her imaginings of roses, moorhens, diving into a cup of tea and moss covered statues.
‘Park Wanderings’ is a trilogy of short films that echo three of Finlay’s nest box poems situated within the park:
Where’s Heaven? Through the rose garden
What’s Tea? An old pond to fish in
What’s Autumn? When she undresses, or leaves
The three films were created during lockdown in May 2020 and will be produced as QR codes and placed in and around the nest boxes of the sculpture trail in Southwark Park.
Dance and Choreography // Bethan Kendrick
Directed by Josh Ben-Tovim and Roseanna Anderson
Set and Costume Design by Pam Tait
Music by Andy Balcon
Filmed by Peter Kendrick and Jenny Kendrick
Edited by Duncan Wood
Movement Director // Jacobus Flynn
Corali Artistic Director // Sarah Archdeacon
‘Park Wanderings’ is commissioned by Southwark Park Galleries and generously supported by Arts Council England and Mayor of London.