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British Youth Music Theatre

Terra Nova


British Youth Music Theatre presents:
Terra Nova

Concept by Rachel Birch-Lawson 
Composer Adam Gerber

In 1910 led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the British Terra Nova Expedition left Cardiff and sailed away across the world towards the mysterious shores of Antarctic, the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the Earth. Captain Scott’s main inspiration was a daunting dream to become the first person to reach the South Pole and secure for The British Empire the honour of this achievement. But what does this mean for those people almost frozen to death, lost in a polar desert, surrounded by ice and snow blizzards?

Boldly combining powerful narrative and complex vocal soundscapes with daring contemporary choreography by Rachel Birch-Lawson and Khyle Eccles, this new evocative Dance Connection show explores a poignant story about a subtle line between heroism and ferocity and reaching the end of human endurance.

Creative team: Director & Choreographer Rachel Birch-Lawson | Composer & Musical Director Adam Gerber | Co-choreographer & Rehearsal Director Khyle Eccles