This new work is intertwined with traditional Lancashire clog dancing, mesmerizing sound design and intricate choreography. Performers discover the working conditions in Lancashire’s Satanic mills and the lives of mill workers at the turn of the century.
The stunning costume design is by Katie Duxbury and beautifully reflect the era but with a modern twist. The inspiration for the work came from Jenny’s fascination with her family history and their working lives in the mills. Her great grandmother Ada was born in 1901 and lived in Great Harwood. She was a piecer and as such she would have been responsible for piecing the together the cotton roving on enormous spinning mules. Jenny’s Grandmother Winnifred worked as a weaver and this sparked Jenny’s interest in the continuous rhythms of the looms.