This Spring Run Ragged’s Jem & Ella will tour theatres around Wales. Performed and choreographed by father and daughter Jem Treays and Ella Treays. Directed by Paula Crutchlow.
Ella is mad on ballet and Jem is a professional contemporary dancer and theatre maker.
Jem and Ella is a show about change: Ella is a 12 year old but will soon be a teenager; Jem has recently turned 50 and is developing a bald patch.
Over the past few years they have been trying to capture this change by recording their conversations and dances in the kitchen, whilst observing the rituals, the disagreements and the closer moments they’ve had as father and daughter.
The show is a blend of home video, dialogue, and dance. It is aimed at adults and children alike - it’s especially suited for fathers and daughters.
Jem Treays comments:
“When Ella asked me to create with her- I leapt at the chance. Developing the work over the last three years has given me the opportunity to dance with her and watch her grow. The work itself is live, energetic, improvisational and nuanced. I hope that audiences will find it funny, engaging, thought provoking and moving, and that we manage to shed some truth about the relationships between fathers and daughters.”
Ella Treays comments:
“I’ve enjoyed making the show because I like dancing with my dad. I hope that audiences enjoy it, have fun with us and recognise things from their own relationships. Working with my dad has been both fun AND stressful.”
Jem & Ella runs between
13th March - 9th April 2016
13th March 2016 - Muni Arts Centre Pontypridd 7pm
29th March 2016- Torch Theatre 7:45pm
31st March 2016- The Riverfront 2:30pm
2nd April 2016- Theatr Ardudwy,Harlech 7:30pm
8th April 2016- Sherman Theatre, 7:30pm
9th April 2016- Sherman Theatre, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
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