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NOCTURN

John Darvell’s Berkshire based company NOCTURN creates and delivers experimental contemporary narrative performances drawing on topical social issues.

Using contemporary dance, accessible technology and transmedia storytelling we engage audiences in interactive events, that they might encounter accidentally, in an installation setting or online.

 
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EXPLORE NOCTURN

Take a look at some of our recent projects...

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...And They Have Escaped

Fusing a museum’s collection with dance, technology & projection to explore our fascination with living our lives through our mobile phones.

2016

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Revelations of Miss White

A contemporary online dance mystery told solely through Miss White’s Facebook profile.

2016

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Fractured Landscapes

Four momentary videos exploring the touching and raging emotions following a tragic personal loss.

2014


The seamless fusion of dance and digital is beautiful and inspiring.
— Grant Brisland, Co-Director CORN EXCHANGE & NEW GREENHAM ARTS
 
 

DISCOVER OUR WORKSHOPS

Integrating easy-to-use technology with challenging movement material, NOCTURN workshops are a unique offering in the dance world.

Our workshops place dance in a relevant, topical and contemporary context, asking participants to interrogate and engage in much more than just their dance technique.

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Our students have been utterly inspired. The piece is so creative and really demonstrates how powerful dance can be.
— Mrs. Beth Butler, Head of Dance, Theale Green School
 

CARINGLY CUSTOM-MADE

NOCTURN’s workshop programme is as flexible as it is inspiring, tailored to an organisation’s needs.

Participants are seen as active partners, encouraged to contribute creatively to the content and direction of the work.

SKILLFULLY INSTRUCTED

We have a been delivering workshops throughout the south of England for a number of years, with a track record of offering significant value to workshop participants and their schools, organisations and community groups.

 

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