Farnham Maltings & New Adventures announce the return of ‘Doorstep Duets’

posted Wed 13 July 2022

Press Release

Farnham Maltings and New Adventures are delighted to announce the return of ‘Doorstep Duets’, bringing live dance to neighbourhood spaces, including a public performance on Sat 23 July in Gostrey Meadows.

‘Doorstep Duets’ was originally created in 2021 to provide specially choregraphed world-class duets to hyper-local outdoor spaces in the town as response to the social isolation caused by the pandemic.

This year, we’re re-touring with new duets, choregraphed by New Adventures dance artists. They aim to offer free opportunities where people can enjoy performance in their local neighbourhood, on their street, in local parks, and through community-based organisations. They are designed to bring joy, escapism, and connection, and make dance more accessible to everyone.

Farnham Maltings will be working with 27 local organisations to take performances to the doorsteps of Right at Home clients’, and Sampsons and Andrew Windsor Almshouses, as well as performing for clients of Farnham ASSIST, Surrey Choices and Brightwells Gostrey. We’re working with Farnham Stands with Ukraine and Farnham Homes for Ukraine, as well as space2grow, Brambleton Hall, Hale Community Centre and Youth Centre, the Spire Reading Group and 40 degreez. Beyond Farnham, we’re working with the West End Centre, Inclusive Intergenerational Dance, Waverley Borough Council, and the Hunter Centre.

The first free public performances of the tour are here in Farnham on Sat 23 July 2022 at 12.30pm, at Gostrey Meadows. Escape from the everyday and immerse yourself in the stories, which in true New Adventures style, are lively, characterful, and full of happiness.

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“I cannot describe how much affection I hold for this project. It’s not a partnership, it’s like working with friends, and Doorstep Duets is that perfect marriage of extraordinary craft placed in the most everyday settings.”

Gavin Stride, CEO of Farnham Maltings

The duets are performed by dancers from the New Adventures Company: Sam Archer, Isaac Bowry, Madelaine Brennan, Cameron Flynn, Savannah French, Ashton Hall and Luke Murphy

New Adventures partners for A Doorstep Duet are Farnham Maltings and house theatre; the programme is supported by Arts Council England

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