Declining Solo

Quarterhouse, Folkestone, Saturday April 29th – book

Jacksons Lane, London, Tuesday 6-Wednesday 7th June – book

ARC Stockton, Thursday 15th June – book

Derby Theatre, Thursday 20th July


We are all ageing. As I write this, and as you read it. Time passes.

A woman returns to visit her childhood home and misses the one thing she values most: the father she remembers.

It’s in a place where there’s singing and dancing and eating and drinking and being merry,
of friendships and familial links as the core of communities.
It’s in a place where the summer smells of sun, and the winter smells of burning coal.
I think if I piece it back together somehow
If the vase has been broken and I put back the pieces, it can get better.

Combining text with choreography, video and specially commissioned music, Declining Solo follows the award-winning Near Gone with an exploration of ageing and fading memories.

Research and development for Declining Solo has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England and Dance4, with support from a range of partners: ARC Stockton, Quarterhouse, SPAM!, Salisbury Arts Centre, and The Point Eastleigh have hosted residencies.

Kat's father, driving in a video projection, watches her perform live

From the rehearsal room

A little about shaping Declining Solo and the Two Destination Language rehearsal process

Alister talks about using paper in the rehearsals for Declining Solo

Performance History

2016: works-in-progress

  • BE fest, Birmingham
  • Camden Peoples Theatre
  • The Point Eastleigh
  • ARC Stockton
  • Salisbury Arts Centre