Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A magical night in September

A first night performance by The Paper Cinema, The Rock Charmer.
We foregathered at The Square and Compass pub in Worth
 Matravers, for a pie and a pint before progressing down the 
beautiful valley to Winspit quarry on Dorset's Jurassic coast.

A perfect night - a bright half moon, a little chill in the air.
Bright stars, lights from boats at sea, and the beam of
light from Portland Bill lighthouse slicing the sky.

On entering the quarry, a circle of hurricane lamps;  the
quarry caves looking inviting, scenes of jurassic life
forms and atmospheric music.

Hay bales to sit on, The Paper Cinemas was
projected onto the cliff face.  Bats flying, and
atop the cliff The Plough looked down on us.

To get a sense of scale, on the left is Kimmo Phojonen,
and to quote the blurb, a phenomenal 
accordian player, which he was, and more.
In the foreground The Paper Cinema projection unit.
Pure magic.

The Paper Cinema is my son Nic, who has created this
fantastical project.   Past performance venues have 
included Tate Britain, the V&A, Edinburgh Festival to 
name but a few, plus tours to Europe. 
Too complicated to explain!  There is a link on my
sidebar, to fill you with wonder and delight.

  The dinosaur in the caves were made from collected 
driftwood and part of a project with local 
Dorset schools.

1 comment:

jude said...

oh this is fabulous!