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Linder: Your Actions are My Dreams

Porthmeor, St Ives    31/12/09






'Your Actions are My Dreams' was part of 'The Dark Monarch' and the title of the performance came from a WH Auden poem. It wove the local tradition of guise dancing into a 'mythological assemblage' responding to ancient customs and rituals of Cornwall and St Ives in particular. It took place on Allantide, the eve of winter and beginning of the Celtic New Year. Linder's collaborators included composer Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra) and writer Simon Reed. The costume designer was Richard Nicoll and the mask designer Nasir Mazhar.


Photos by Steve Tanner  (copyright Steve Tanner and Tate St Ives)