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What does it mean to be ‘together’? Breathe asks us to consider when we learned the word and how it applies to who we are and how we behave. This project has been the work of directors Mathew Beckett and Lee O’Connell, who have collaborated with composer Daniel Kidane, Newcastle-based poet Roma Havers and music creator Ben Nobuto as well as a range of community groups. The outcome of which is a 50-minute long film and musical experience to be shared on screen.

The film will be shown at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 20th July, and has become a piece that has pushed Orchestras Live and Manchester Camerata to consider new ways of developing work and interacting with communities. Over the course of the pandemic, creative practices have had to evolve, and Breathe is a direct result of taking the time to listen to people and respond, and where digital communication has resulted in a digital outcome.

This project considers the isolation we have all lived through in recent years, with some feeling the impact of it more than others. It reflects on what it is like to take in our surroundings, interact with the space around us and just Breathe once more while in each other’s company.

Breathe is screened at Darlington Hippodrome on Wednesday 20th July.

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