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Shoreline is an utterly unforgettable experience for audiences - a quite magical dance and choral event set right on the edge of the sea, with the dancers moving in and out of the water. 

Shoreline is danced on beaches and the music, entirely acoustic, is sung by a choir of community singers. The dancers and singers leave audiences with the sensation of having witnessed something truly special. Shoreline is a powerful and highly engaging piece reflecting through movement and music everything that is extraordinary about our dramatic coastline.
To kickstart the making of the work, in various towns across Cornwall, the general public were invited to share accounts of their favourite coastal locations. The material gathered was used to inspire the choreography and the music, and formed part of the libretto.

Shoreline was created in partnership with Dance Republic 2, Falmouth University and the National Trust and was supported by FEAST Cornwall and Arts Council England.

Shoreline was first performed as part of SALT 2016 and then again as part of a Pinch of SALT 2017. It has been performed at Kynance Cove, Sennen Cove, Watergate Bay, Praa Sands, Porthmeor Beach St Ives and Bournemouth Beach.

'Joyful accident....Came across beautiful dance/choir on the beach today.'
​Dawn French

Directior: Simon Birch

Choreography: Simon Birch in collaboration with the dancers

Composer: Jon Hughes

Musical Director: Claire Ingleheart

Dancers: Emily Dobson, Anthony Middleton, Isobel Slingerland, James Southward, Debbi Purtill, Polly Motley, Alex Rowland.

Choir: SIngers from community choirs of Cornwall

Producer: Antony Waller

Dramaturge: Ruth Pethybridge

Education Project Leader: Sarah Waller