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Chantry Dance – a matter of time

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



a matter of time


Chantry Dance presents a matter of time – a mesmerising triple bill exploring our relationship with time.

a matter of time has been created by award-winning producers and choreographers Rae Piper and Paul Chantry in collaboration with innovative director-choreographer Kristian Cunningham.


GHOST DANCES combines contemporary dance and puppetry with Nicholas Maw’s eponymous 1988 suite. A woman journeys through the past, present and future where the allusive ‘ghosts’ of the title are her fractured dreams and memories. She learns to reconcile the uncertainty of the future with the lessons of the past to fully live the present moment – a struggle we’re all familiar with.


ARIADNE’S LAMENT is a dance setting of an extract from Roman poet Catullus’ carmen 64, where Ariadne laments her abandonment by Theseus and faces a desolate future. The work considers how certain human situations remain relevant and relatable no matter when they occur.


IN TIME OF DAFFODILS is inspired by ee cummings’ poem of the same name. This beautiful, evocative piece is a reminder of the simple things in life and that life is about journeys not destinations – the goal of living is to grow.


“Captivating choreography…impressive performances…Excellent”

EVERYTHING THEATRE (On Vincent – a stranger to himself)



“What a beautiful, strong and sensitive show. Totally moved.”

“The whole story, staging, costumes, choreography and performance was electrifying and we were glued to our seats.”

“Mesmerising, breath-taking & beautiful”




Chantry Dance is led by co-Artistic Directors, Rae Piper and Paul Chantry, who are the award-winning producers of the dance film ‘Whoever You Are’ (winner of 29 international awards, screened in Hollywood in 2022), and choreographers of the Olivier Award nominated productions of David Walliam’s ‘Gangsta Granny’ and ‘Billionaire Boy’.

The company creates work in a unique and eclectic style of contemporary dance that is often combined with other artforms such as puppetry and acrobatics.

Chantry Dance has toured for the last 11 years with shows that have thrilled audiences all over the UK.

Learn more about Chantry Dance at chantrydancecompany.org



Running Time: 1hr20mins approx.

A short Q&A with the cast follows the show.

Parental guidance advised: contains nudity, scenes of a sexual nature, violence


October 20
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Old Savoy
Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE
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