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800 Lifetimes

Modern myth making for a digital age.

800 Lifetimes



Direction and Chroeography

Rebecca Evans


Creative Technologist

Simon East using the Flowfal System

Sound Artist

Christian Duka 


Dominie Hooper

Creative Mentorship 

Yael Flexor 


Jih Wen Yeh 

Engagement Leads

Alana Long and Tamzin OGarro 

Original Dancers

Antony Daly Luna, Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra Osajivbe-Amuludun and Caterina Grosoli

University of Bedfordshire Students

New Chapters over 55 Dance Company


Bedford Community Choir

Movement material and words come directly from or are inspired by

New Chapters (over 55’s) Dance Group, UoB dance students

and their relationship to Bedford.

‘Incredibly moving’


‘Connects us to the voices we no longer hear

or choose to ignore’


'I could not take my eyes away'


Welcome to this myth, legend and hope created with the people in this place.

We conjure and tell these myths each year in a different city or town.

By doing so we ask to be brought together for the coming 12 months. 

Time in this space will stand still and bend, all 800 lifetimes will be with us,

those that came before, those here and those yet to be.   

So keep breathing and we look forward to travelling through these lifetimes with you.

800 Lifetimes is a 45 minute contemporary dance, sound and voice performance around modern myth making with local communities.  It includes 360 sound technology Flowfal which allows the dancers, through a wearable app, to move and manipulate the sound in the space in real time.  

This project is commissioned and co-produced by University of Bedfordshire and Bedford Creative Arts, a part of the Dance Beds programme. Produced by Step Out Arts. Supported in partnership by Dance East and The Place Theatre Bedford. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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