13 October: The Becoming – music and tales of the sea
An innovative experience combining newly commissioned poetry, music, percussion and song with musical improvisation and interludes to represent the sea in all its guises. Accompanied by three world-class musicians, Nicola Harrison’s fearless representation of the ocean and the wondrous creatures that dwell in it, or live between saltwater and land, between fable and reality is utterly captivating. Intriguing sea creatures and other evocative characters populate this exquisite oceanic journey with audience participation in singing and dancing fronted by Brixham shanty group, Missin’ Tackle, along with our own Calstock Singers.
Selkies fall in love, starfish sing of outer space, crabs dance and a mermaid takes a magical sea odyssey from Cornwall to Africa. Featuring Pete Watson on accordion, Gerard Cousins on guitar, Jo May on percussion, all representing the sounds and moods of the sea, led by vocalist Nicola Harrison.