How The Earth Must See Itself – Behind the Scenes
Conceived and developed by Edinburgh-based artist and choreographer Simone Kenyon and filmmaker Lucy Cash, it was created in response to Kenyon’s performance project Into The Mountain and takes inspiration from celebrated Scottish poet and writer Nan Shepherd and her book The Living Mountain.
Director: Lucy Cash
Choreographer and Lead Artist: Simone Kenyon
Voiceover: Shirley Henderson
Performers: Jo Hellier, Claricia Parinussa, Caroline Reagh, Keren Smail and Petra Söör
Composer: Hanna Tuulikki
Choir Leader and Vocalist: Lucy Duncombe
Choir Coordinator: Rebecca Grant
Into the Mountain Choir: Alison Bell, Frances Davis, Beatrice Fettes, Anna Filipek, Caroline Gatt, Sarah Hobbs, Norma Hunter, Julie Lawson, Lisa Lawson, Sandy Leahy, Rebecca Livesay-Wright, Margaret Moore, Adele Napier, Angela Patterson, Sheila Pettitt, Sandra Robertson, Catherine Rose, Hannah May, Sheila Waterhouse, Ailsa Williams and Victoria Woodcock.
Cinematographer: Peter Emery
Focus Puller: Jason Walker Sound
Recordist: Pete Smith
Costumes: Jeni Allison and Hilltrek
Additional Costume kindly sponsored by Darn Tough, Glenmore Lodge, Regatta and Zamberlan
Mountain Leader: Fiona Chappell
Runners: Jamie Lowther and Callum Lyon
Picture Grade: Garry Maddison
Sound Design: Pete Smith
Editor: Lucy Cash
Shot in Glen Feshie with thanks for Wildlands Ltd and Scottish Natural Heritage
How The Earth Must See Itself is based on Into the Mountain, a performance project by Simone Kenyon.
The project was produced and commissioned by the Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) and co-commisioned by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), City Moves Dance Agency, Dance North and Tramway.
Into the Mountain was also supported by Mountaineering Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council and Creative Scotland.
With thanks to Erlend Clouston and the literary estate of Nan Shepherd.