A brother and sister gaze at the stars, and change how we see the universe.
Dance, music and science collide in an uplifting new work inspired by astronomers William and Caroline Herschel.
Lina is a contemporary dance duet exploring the lives and obsessions of brother and sister William and Caroline Herschel. Both talented musicians and celebrated astronomers, they studied the universe and mapped the stars from their garden in 18th Century Bath.
Lina delves into the caring yet complex relationship between William and Caroline, where family ties are tested by individual ambition. Featuring an original soundtrack by Emma Holbrook incorporating music by William Herschel, this intimate and emotionally charged yet playful duet is inspired by themes of creativity, invention and frustration that shaped their extraordinary story.
Powerful and genuinely moving… this was the performance of two exceptionally talented dancers, delivering a choreographic narrative of tangible beauty and humanity – Bathcast
Astronomy, wonderful choreography and beautiful original music, all wrapped up in a captivating performance with moments of real joy and tenderness. I loved it! – Audience feedback