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Liquid Gold is the Air

Rosemary Lee

Photo by Roswitha Chesher

Drawing inspiration from her performance Under The Vaulted Sky, created for  IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014, Rosemary has joined forces with film-maker Roswitha Chesher to create Liquid Gold Is the Air.

Fllmed in the Cathedral of Treesa magical arboretum planted more than 40 years ago, this three-screen video work combines moments of stillness with swathes of vibrant colour, movement and sound  as clusters of dancers appear and disappear amongst a cavernous backdrop of trees. 

Awarded a special prize at Limerick's Light Moves Festival, and described as “delicate and strong, magical yet profoundly tangible and above all full of hope” Liquid Gold is the Air heads to Milton Keynes. 

Rosemary Lee and dance filmmaker Roswitha Chesher captured a cast of 80 performers as they moved through the dappled sunlight of a cathedral of trees, to create a three-screen video installation. Richly coloured iconographic images and fleeting dances are set against a sound track by Graeme Miller that incorporates an original music composition by Terry Mann.  

Liquid Gold is the Air won the overall Festival prize at Limericks international dance film festival Light Moves 2015. They described it as “delicate and strong, magical yet profoundly tangible and above all full of hope.”


Date and time

15–24 July 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
Milton Keynes