Presented by Stop Gap
In The Enormous Room, the past is still present and memories collide with reality. Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, the production takes the audience somewhere in between this world and the next.
Dave’s wife Jackie is gone, but her husband Dave still sees her everywhere. She is lying in his bed, sitting at the kitchen table and laughing with their daughter Sam. Dave is not going anywhere and has withdrawn into the living room. He has built the walls up high and is refusing to let the future in. But going is all that Sam can think about.
Stopgap Dance Company creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard. We employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.
Stopgap value a pioneering spirit and are committed to making discoveries about integrating disabled and non-disabled people through dance. Difference is our means and our method. As a charitable organisation we openly share skills and knowledge through performance, professional training, community outreach and publications. We create our work for the widest possible audience because we want to shift perceptions about difference and inspire everyone to achieve their potential.
Stopgap’s productions are devised by the company dancers and collaborators, working as an ensemble under the artistic direction of Lucy Bennett:
Our productions seek to offer a window into a parallel world where human interdependence, strength and vulnerability play out with poetic realism.
Stopgap is a British company and works in partnership with Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation. We are also a resident company of Farnham Maltings, and The University of Surrey. Stopgap’s previous work Artificial Things by Lucy Bennett is a compulsory study of GCSE Dance.