I'll see it when I believe it


For London Contemporary Dance School graduates


“Past events exist, after all, only in memory, which is a form of imagination. The event is real now, but once it's then, its continuing reality is entirely up to us, dependent on our energy and honesty.” Ursula Le Guin


For this creation, I worked with the cast to develop a practice of embodying memories, inviting their personal histories and wild imaginations to move them through the work. Recalled experiences become an internal terrain for their hearts and minds to navigate and rewrite physically in real space. The work's final moments exists within a collective domain as the cast succumb to the body itself as a driver, evoking the urgent energy of a cultural memory, such as the rallying crowds of a protest or a celebration.



Concept, design and direction: Theo Clinkard

Realisation and performance:

Harry Brooks, Lorna Chadwick, Molly Danter,

Eddie Hookham, Venetia Lim, Anthony Matsena,

Coral Montejano Cantoral, Aisha Naamani, Jieying Nah,

Jaime Nixon, Giorgia Pirozzi, John Sawney,

Jose Torres Vasquez and Angela Venturini

Costumes + Props: Sophie Donaldson

Lighting: Mickie Mannion

Duration: 22 minutes approximately








Dancer: Jieying Nah Photo: Camilla Greenwell

ill see


'An Unused Song' written and performed live by John Sawney

'Helplessly Hoping' Crosby, Stills & Nash

'Frozen Tundra' Bobby Raps & Corbin

'It's Alright' (Live) Karen Dalton

'Idle' Spooky Black

'Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?' ANOHNI