On 23 September, the Autumn Equinox, RED EARTH will create ENCLOSURE, a journey across Hambledon Hill, the chalk massif rising above the Dorset landscape. The performance will involve installation, sound, fire and ritual.
Beneath the well-preserved Iron Age earthworks lie the vast remains of the largest neolithic enclosure in Europe, established over five thousand years ago. ENCLOSURE will open a corridor between our ancestors and ourselves, reawakening Hambledon Hill as a space for meeting, celebration and ritual.
Created in collaboration with local musicians, performers and volunteers working with artists including Japanese butoh performer Atsushi Takenouchi, ENCLOSURE is informed by recent archaeological insights into neolithic ceremony and ritual and by the excavations of Hambledon Hill by R. J. Mercer.
Image above is of the audience following Atsushi Takenouchi towards the 'field of stars.' photo: Roy Riley