Of Riders & Running Horses open new season at Cambridge Junction

Art Cambridge Leisure multi storey becomes unlikely venue for hit dance performance

Cambridge Junction’s new theatre and dance season kicked off last week with a brand new outdoor dance-theatre piece taking place on the roof the Cambridge Leisure multi-storey car park (behind Cambridge Junction).

The follow up to the ac­claimed Ours Was The Fen Country, Still House’s Of Riders and Running Horses is a major new project choreographed by Dan Canham, a former Hill’s Road Sixth Form student who grew up in Cambridgeshire.

The show was a triumph in exhilarating new dance and live music and one that transformed the roof of a usually dull multistorey car park into a cross arts improvised space.

The choreography and movement draws inspiration from current styles that could be considered a kind of modern folk dance: jumpstyle, free step and house dancing and places them within a surprisingly and secret urban location. Live music for the piece will be provided by highly acclaimed musicians and com­posers Sam Halmarack and Luke Harney.

Our pal Laura Matthews was on hand to capture the show’s opening night – more info on the excellent new season ahead at the Cambridge Junction can be found here.