"Joyful accident....Came across beautiful dance/choir on the beach today."
- Dawn French

Shoreline is an utterly unforgettable experience for audiences - a quite magical dance and choral event set right on the edge of the sea, with the dancers moving in and out of the waves. 

Shoreline is danced on beaches and the music - entirely acoustic - is sung by a choir of community singers. The dancers and singers leave audiences with the sensation of having witnessed something truly special. Shoreline is a powerful and highly engaging piece reflecting through movement and music everything that is extraordinary about our dramatic coastline.
To inspire the making of Shoreline, members of the public in various towns across Cornwall were invited to share accounts of their favourite coastal locations. The material gathered plus news reports of refugees and migrants arriving by boat on Greek shores were used to inspire the choreography and the music.

Shoreline was created in partnership with Dance Republic 2, Falmouth University and the National Trust and was supported by FEAST Cornwall and Arts Council England.

Shoreline was first performed as part of SALT 2016 and then again as part of a Pinch of SALT 2017. It has been performed at Kynance Cove, Sennen Cove, Watergate Bay, Praa Sands, Porthmeor Beach St Ives and Bournemouth Beach.

Photos Steve Tanner


Film Brett Harvey