Jack Scout (17 - 26 Sept 2010) was a walking performance specific to Jack Scout, an intimate location in Silverdale, Lancashire, of bewitching beauty and extraordinary aesthetic, cultural and scientific value overlooking the vast sands and tides of Morecambe Bay. Audiences of 17 at a time were led by two guides through the heath, along the shore line and over the beach as live music, dance, voice and art evoked its land, sands, skies and sea.
The project was conceived and directed by Nigel Stewart and Louise Ann Wilson, and was performed twice a day over ten days.
Co-director, scenographer and performer: Louise Ann Wilson.
Co-director, choreographer and dancer: Nigel Stewart.
Musicians: Steve Lewis and Matt Robinson.
Dancer: Natasha Fewings
Experts: ornithologists, fishermen, cross-bay guides, plant ecologists, butterfly surveyors, conservationists, historians and local school children.
Producers: Louise Ann Wilson Company and Sap Dance and Ele Kinchin-Smith.
Funders: ACE, Arnside & Silverdale, Live at LICA, Lancaster City Council, Lancaster University.
Thanks to: The National Trust Arnside and Silverdale.
see www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/jackscout/ for more information.
"a mesmerising 90 minutes [...] a visually-stunning and emotionally-charged experience that will have left images seared on the minds of those fortunate enough to have been there". David Upton, Lancaster Guardian, 2010.
"I live here in Silverdale my house looks out to sea. I go to Jenny Brown point and Jack Scout every morning. Today I have seen Jack Scout in a totally different light. I thought the performance was wonderful and for me very emotional. I will never forget this afternoon." Specators response, Jack Scout, 2010.