Tigress was developed as one of the highlights of the ‘I Am Tamworth’ initiative which aimed to encourage people in Tamworth to engage with or become involved in the arts.
Combining breath-taking dance and acrobatics with a searing original score, this outdoor large-scale performance took place against the dramatic backdrop of Tamworth Castle. Tigress told the story of Saxon Queen, Æthelflæda, who founded the castle and the town in Saxon times and led the Mercians to victory against the Vikings.
Motionhouse dancers worked with more than 200 participants from Tamworth, supported by local drumming groups and choirs. Featuring Tamworth Dance Company, Belgrave Taiko Drumming, the Amington Band, the Male Voice choir, Tamworth Voices and the Ladies Voice Choir, this unique event captured the warrior Queen’s electrifying spirit.
Tigress was performed in the grounds of Tamworth Castle, May 9 and 10 May 2015.
Watch Tigress in Action
Tigress is a wonderful example of collaboration between professionals and community groups…And what a mesmerising venue!
To get an award-winning company like Motionhouse to create an original piece celebrating Tamworth’s rich history is amazing. Added to this is the fact that so many local people are being given the opportunity to take part in a major piece of outdoor theatre that is likely to be remembered for years to come.
Rob Mitchell, Tamworth Borough Council’s Director of Communities, Planning and Partnerships
Dramatic, moving, beautifully choreographed and performed