This work was commissioned by Sadler's Wells for the Company of Elders; showcased as part of a mixed bill alongside works by Adrienne Hart and Seeta Patel. Since 1989, Company of Elders, Sadler’s Wells’ inspirational resident over-60s performance company, has been demonstrating the power of lifelong creativity and proving it is never too late to start dancing.
ABBYSS was supported by Lottery Funding from Arts Council England. It was co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as part of DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON. Additional support came from The Baring Foundation and Sadler's Wells.
Choreographer - Dickson Mbi
Dancers - Company of Elders; Almeric Johnson, Amina Patel, Betsy Field, Catriona Maccoll, Cecil Rowe, Christopher Dunham, Chris Havell, Damien Murphy, Daphne Hoban, Genia Browning, Jeanette White, Linda Lewcock, Mary O'Mahony, Monica Duck, Pam Zinkin, Rachel Thompson and Sybil Fox
Composer - Roger Goula
Rehearsal Director - Simona Scotto
Creative Support - Paris Crossley, Victoria Shulungu, Stephanie Berge, Farooq Chaudhry, Julia Cheng, Company of Elders
Production Manager & Lighting Designer - Antony Hateley
Stage Manager - Zeynep Kepekli