Beyond Words is a dance-theatre project bringing together the non-verbal power of dance, with the music and inspiration of words. It was founded by poet and dance artist Helen Calcutt.
To create physically immersive, narrative work that bridges the gap between text, spoken words, and the body, and to share our creative methods with both writers and dancers alike.
We want to explore the physicality of language and words, and how words, can become a pattern of movement, or even a choreography. We are interested in ‘translating’ words into movement; and movement into words – and how either process can deepen our understanding of what is being said, and the human stories that are being told.