Taciturn formed in 2006 to enable the dancers to share skills and ideas, as well as to showcase the talents of local artists. Their aim is to create vibrant and diverse works that will have wide appeal and inspire young dancers. 

Taciturn have performed at the Leap Festival in Liverpool, The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and as part of the British Dance Edition Fringe event 2008, organised by local artists. Following their three acclaimed performances at Cloud Dance Festival over the past two years, we have invited them to perform all three works at this festival.

If it can be broken, it can be fixed. (Septebmer ’08)

Choreography: Tom Roden with material made by the dancers

"We started in December when we couldn't imagine the daylight would ever come back and Jenna told us she wanted to go home, Michelle explained everything clearly and even though none of us understood her we all knew what she meant. We listened to music and watched each other dancing, we all stopped still and Smithy walked away and when we came back it was a new year and everything was the same but everything was different. Jenny's cat went missing and then we came here today. What's left is a few dances, each one with a title, most about the length of a pop song. They have two things in common, a pause and a spoken introduction. I hope you enjoy them." - Tom Roden, January 24th 2008

Hang your coat up, and stay a while (July ’09)
Choreographed by: taciturn

This is a brand new work inspired by texts that are personal to each performer.

Grapple (March ’10)
Choreography - Lisi Perry

Other - Hold tight. We thought we'd never make it.

Dancers: Michelle Brady, Jenna Jungbluth, Jenny Rees, Jennifer Smith



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Photos copyright Mikah Smillie