Tread Lightly on The Planet

'Feelings of rage and love alternate in a powerful evocation of contemporary life' Choreographer Dora Frankel 

Here is the film and music I made from an R&D week in December 2020 for a new collaboration with Dora Frankel Ensemble for 2021/22. 

My own ensemble will be performing the music 

Dancers: Livia Massarelli, Luca Braccia, Giacomo Pini, Zara Sands & Becky Horne

JMW Turner in North Shields/South Shields - Sound Walk 12.00pm 20 August 2020 - meet at North Shields Metro Station.

Referencing JMW Turner's Keelman Heaving Coals by Moonlight we will explore the contrast between the rural & industrial. 
Composer Peter Coyte, choreographer Dora Frankel, musician Martin Elliott & one dancer TBC will be making a gentle 'dérive' walk recording sound & responding to the landscape with movement & gestures with the purpose of gathering material for a sound, music & dance performance. 
Coyte & Frankel have used walks such as these as a starting points for previous projects including 'The Unfolding Sky - Turner in The North' and 'Figures in a Floating Landscape' premiered last year as part of The Turner Prize celebrations. 
Will be of particular interest for artists, dancers, field recordists & musicians.

Peter and Dora Frankel choreographer have been creating dance and movement, site responsive and theatre based work inspired by place, environment, visual art and people since 2012.


Figures in a Floating Landscape - Live music & dance inspired by the work of JMW Turner - shaped by the effects of environmental damage. Premiere 1 Nov 2019 at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury (link: - contact for bookings.

Touring Nationally 2020 

Thursday, February 13th, The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, L6 1HP

Wednesday, February 19th, Arts Academy, Sunderland College, SR3 4AH

The Unfolding Sky - Turner in The North (2013) commissioned by Festival of The North East ‘Great show. It was a beautiful evening and the show went down really well. I thought it was a particularly good piece of work, so well done!’Kevin Wallace N.Tyneside Arts Development Officer  

‘Wonderful -  I could have watched it all again’Audience member Tynemouth Priory

‘Stimulating use of the environment: never seen anything like this.’  

‘Excellent! Saw the painting in the costumes!’ Audience members Bowes Museum Co Durham