Thomas Small presents his critically acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful full-length programme of dance theatre Within This Dust. 

Within This Dust explores the events surrounding 9/11 and is inspired by the iconic series of photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks.

Developed by award winning choreographer and the company's Artistic Director Thomas Small, this cinematic performance includes 3 live dance works blended with animation and survivor’s accounts.  

Within This Dust balances sumptuous movement and subtle storytelling to explore themes of impact, loss, survival and humanity in relation to the stark horror of the day.  The work is performed within a backdrop of almost 3000 pieces of white paper that symbolize the lives lost that day and serves as a dynamic, ever-changing landscape to evoke memories from the day.  Within This Dust combines beautiful filmic moments and striking physicality. The show was part of the 2012 Made in Scotland Showcase enjoying a sold out run of performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and featured on the BBC Culture Show.  Within This Dust has toured internationally to New York City, Sao Paulo & Berlin, and received 4 stars from The Scotsman saying ‘So beautiful, I had tears pouring down my face’.

The work was recently presented to sold out audiences at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at World Trade Center in New York City.  

So beautiful, I had tears pouring down my face
— The Scotsman

Tour Dates

Cast & Creative Team

Lisa Hood
Dancer

 Lisa was born in England and raised in Scotland. She began her professional dance training at Edinburgh’s Telford College before continuing her training at London Contemporary Dance School where she completed a BA Hons in contemporary dance in 2005.  Since leaving LCDS, Lisa has worked for various different companies and choreographers both nationally and internationally. These include Avant Garde Dance, Rosie Kay Dance Company, The Generating Company, Ffin Dance, Ijad Dance Company, Arthur Pita, Sheron Wrey, Rachel Lopez De La Nieta and Ben Ash.  Lisa worked with Thomas in Smallpetitklein from 2013 to 2015 and now performs in Thomas Small’s critically acclaimed productions Within This Dust, CUT and The Adventures of Isabel

Lisa was born in England and raised in Scotland. She began her professional dance training at Edinburgh’s Telford College before continuing her training at London Contemporary Dance School where she completed a BA Hons in contemporary dance in 2005.

Since leaving LCDS, Lisa has worked for various different companies and choreographers both nationally and internationally. These include Avant Garde Dance, Rosie Kay Dance Company, The Generating Company, Ffin Dance, Ijad Dance Company, Arthur Pita, Sheron Wrey, Rachel Lopez De La Nieta and Ben Ash.

Lisa worked with Thomas in Smallpetitklein from 2013 to 2015 and now performs in Thomas Small’s critically acclaimed productions Within This Dust, CUT and The Adventures of Isabel

Vince Virr
Dancer

 Vince Virr trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2006 with BPA(Hons) degree. He then joined Transitions Dance Company at Laban and toured the UK and parts of Turkey and has a MA in Dance Performance (Distinction).  Vince has worked with Hofesh Shechter, Henri Oguike, Ben Wright, Pablo Ventura, Cristian Duarte, Jenni Kivela, Aszure Barton, Debbi Pertil, Luca Silvestrini and Natasha Gilmore.  Vince is a qualified fitness instructor and is interested in the body from a physiological viewpoint as well as artistic interpretation. Vince was a part of the teaching staff at the Urdang Academy and a Lecturer at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.  Vince danced with Thomas in Smallpetitklein from 2007 to 2015 collaborating with him on various projects. Vince embarked on a world tour with New Adventures in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Vince currently performs in Thomas Small’s critically acclaimed Within This Dust and in new work The Unwanted. He also performed in Thomas' Shakespeare Shuffle project as part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival in 2016.

Vince Virr trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating in 2006 with BPA(Hons) degree. He then joined Transitions Dance Company at Laban and toured the UK and parts of Turkey and has a MA in Dance Performance (Distinction).

Vince has worked with Hofesh Shechter, Henri Oguike, Ben Wright, Pablo Ventura, Cristian Duarte, Jenni Kivela, Aszure Barton, Debbi Pertil, Luca Silvestrini and Natasha Gilmore.

Vince is a qualified fitness instructor and is interested in the body from a physiological viewpoint as well as artistic interpretation. Vince was a part of the teaching staff at the Urdang Academy and a Lecturer at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.

Vince danced with Thomas in Smallpetitklein from 2007 to 2015 collaborating with him on various projects. Vince embarked on a world tour with New Adventures in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Vince currently performs in Thomas Small’s critically acclaimed Within This Dust and in new work The Unwanted. He also performed in Thomas' Shakespeare Shuffle project as part of the BBC Shakespeare Festival in 2016.

Concept, Choreography and Direction:
Thomas Small

Lighting Design:
Emma Jones

Dancers:
Robert Anderson & Miranda Mac Letten

Animation by:
Retchy

With thanks to Tom Pritchard, Hayley Dixon, Romain Guion, Marta Masiero, Lisa Hood and Vince Virr.



Promoters

Please click on the Information Packs below to view full screen or to download each pack.  Within This Dust is a suite of 3 live dance works.   We have various resources available including a Promoters Booklet with detailed information about the production (available below).  We also have a dedicated Promoters Area on our website that gives you access to a video of the full production, a Marketing Pack, marketing images, copy and an Education Resource Pack.  To access this area, please email yolanda@shapercaper.com for log in details. 

 

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Yolanda Aguilar

Director of Operations

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