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Interdisciplinary Performance 
In three parts:

Live Performance: A live performance inspired by tapestry. 

Tapestry Viewing: A needlepoint tapestry that depicts and documents the event.  

Behind the Stitches: A film looking at the making of the performance and tapestry and their links.


Created By: Alexander Kaniewski & Kinna Whitehead 


PerformersLottie Day, Tom Dalrymple, Lida Chatzidimitriou, James McIlwrath



For full documentation of this project follow link to research catalogue and explore the interactive tapestry -
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Language of Tapestry, is a creative exploration of how tapestry technique, structure and theme can be translated through the disciplines of Movement and Music. A close weaving of these disciplines forms a performance event that is captured forever within the stitches of its own needlepoint tapestry.


Stitch by stitch the tapestry slowly grows within the framework of the fabrics warp and weft. Such ideas are reflected in our disciplines, music played live transcends the notes on the page just as the linking of gestures form a dance. Experience the performance through the language of tapestry as you are invited to look behind the stitches.

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Shortcut to the documentary film 
Behind the Stitches 
an introduction to the project -
- First Performed at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Feb 2022 
- with a further performance as part of Create festival, York St John University, May 2022
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