Ports that Pass was a collaboration between Loop Dance Company and choreographer Sivan Rubinstein, presenting a physical exploration of the ‘Passport’, travel and identity, illustrated through dance, sound and photography.
Ports that Pass explored the concept of Identity through nationality, profession and social status. Using rich visual and sound landscapes, the different definitions of Identity were uncovered and working with the community in Margate, the diverse possibilities to create and share a self-portrait were revealed. At a time where borders open and close and countries get filled with colourful passports, Ports that Pass investigates the ‘Passport’ and portrays some of the stories that individual passports carried.
Ports that Pass – Thank you
Wow what a project! We would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to Arts Council England and Israeli Embassy for supporting the project and to our collaborators Na’ama Zisser, Amit Baruch and Jordan Mary. We were delighted to welcome guest dancers Paolo Pisarro and Aaron Smith, and would like to thank them and the other Loop Dancers Nina, Harriet and Daisy, for their wonderful performance. And finally, thank you to our amazing Choreographer, Sivan Rubinstein.
Ports That Pass in numbers!
PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS INVOLVED: 20
NUMBER OF WORKSHOP PARTICPANTS: 80
NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EVENT: 1498
LIVE SEATED AUDIENCE: 136
PEOPLE INTERACTING WITH THE Q & A SESSION: 41
TOTAL ONLINE AUDIENCE: 16505
NEW PARTNERSHIPS: 6
PRESS COVERAGE FROM:
Medway Messenger, Gravesend Messenger, KM Extra and Sittingbourne News Extra, Academy FM radio and on TV through BBC South East!
AUDIENCE & WORKSHOP FEEDBACK
‘I feel inspired, connected and uplifted’
‘Increased understanding of self and others’
‘Thought provoking community’
‘Seeing from other perspectives’
‘Lovely space to have time out from busy life’
‘I will never see the venue in the same way again’
‘An amazing and moving collection of images’
‘I want to keep getting to know people’
‘Thinking outside the box’
‘I have become more self-aware’
Words collected from the audience:
Stimulating, Amazing, Captivating, Moving, Engaging, Powerful, Energetic, Vibrant, Special, Mind opening, Intriguing, Beautiful